Garden Updates — 11/16/2019 — 358 lbs. Donated

We have a slight update to our donation total for the season.  We had one addition squash, and 2 small cabbages.  13 lbs taken to Second Harvest Food bank, 11/11/19.  That brings our total to 358 lbs. for the season.

Most of the plots have been reasonably cleared out, but some others were not.  Some of you may have received an Email from me with a reminder to clear out your plot.  Please do so while you have the chance.

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.

May God bless you and your families.

Jason

 

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Garden Updates — 10/21/2019 — 345 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

 

We conclude the growing season with 345 lbs., with some nice squash and garlic from Wendy A.  Also, was able to get 2 nice cabbages from Sue K.’s garden.  This was definitely our lowest producing yield, and we will want to talk about changes for next year.  I’m looking for your feedback in how to make things better.

 

I will not be taking any more donations for this season, but if you have anything to add and are willing to take to the food bank on you own, New Bethany, Trinity Soup Kitchen, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Northeast Ministries all accept donations.

 

The rain was a bit of a damper on the final clean-up efforts on Sunday.   However, it is still expected per the garden covenant that you will clean your raised bed at the end of the season.  I will be reaching out to some of you with reminders in the next day or so.

 

Thanks again for your effort this season, and look forward to seeing you soon.

 

We have some donations to report:

10/10/2019 – 7 lbs. – Second Harvest Food Bank – Peppers

10/15/2019 – 10 lbs. – Second Harvest Food Bank – Peppers, Tomatoes

10/21/2019 – 78 lbs. – Second Harvest Food Bank – Peppers, 2 Cabbages, Scallions, Big Squash & Garlic

 

Thanks,

Jason

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Garden Updates — 10/04/2019 — 250 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

 

Please remember that final Garden clean-up will be on Sunday, October 20th between and after services.

We will be making one more collection this year for the October 5th electronics recycling event.  I’m very thankful to Ardis C. & Sue H. for their recent donations to help offset those costs at .75/lb.

 

We have a donation to report:

10/02/2019 – 15 lbs. – Northeast Ministries – Lots of Peppers & Tomatoes

 

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

 

Thanks,

Jason

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Garden Updates — 09/27/2019 — 235 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

 

Things are definitely slowing down for the season.  As of October 1st, I will only look to do one collection per week until clean up day.  Please remember that final Garden clean up will be on Sunday, October 20 between and after services.

 

Also, a reminder if you have any batteries to recycle, we will be making one more collection this year for the October 5th date.  I’m very thankful to Ardis C. & Sue H. for their recent donations to help offset those costs at .75/lb.

 

We have 2 donations to report:

 

09/23/2019 – 10 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen –Peppers, Tomatoes, Chinese Okra.  Thank you Wendy A. again!

09/26/2019 – 3 lbs. – Northeast Ministries – Peppers, Tomatoes

 

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

 

Thanks,

Jason

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Garden Updates — 09/19/2019 — 222 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

 

Just a reminder that we will be having final clean-up work day October 20th.

 

In recycling news, we recently took almost 50 lbs. of alkaline batteries to the electronics recycling event.  We will be making one more collection this year for the October 5th date.  I’m very thankful to Ardis C. & Sue H. for their recent donations to help offset those costs at .75/lb.

 

Additionally we have 2 donations to report:

 

09/14/2019 – 6 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen – Beans, Peppers, Tomatoes.  Thank you Wendy A. again!

09/19/2019 – 5 lbs. – Northeast Ministries – Peppers, Tomatoes

 

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

 

Thanks,

Jason

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Garden Updates — 09/12/2019 — 211 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

 

Just a reminder that we will be having a general cleanup event on September 14th at 10AM and a final clean-up work day October 20th.

 

Additionally we have 3 donations to report:

 

09/06/2019 – 4 lbs. – Second Harvest Food Bank – Beans, Peppers, Tomatoes

09/09/2019 – 4 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen – Beans, Peppers, Tomatoes.  Thank you Wendy A.

09/12/2019 – 7 lbs. – Northeast Ministries – Peppers, Tomatoes

 

Thanks,

Jason

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Garden Updates — 09/03/19 — 196 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

 

Harvest is falling off quite a bit, however there are some tomatoes and peppers that are still coming in.  We also have had a few donations of beans from Wendy A..   We will be looking to have a general cleanup event on September 14th at 10AM and a final clean up work day in late October.

 

Also wanted to give you all a heads up, that there are a few electronics recycling events coming up if you live in Northampton County.  Will be getting our battery collection to one of these events.

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09/14 — Easton Recycling Center — 500 Bushkill Drive — 9AM-12PM

09/21 — Forks Twp Public Works, 100 Newlins Rd E. — 9AM-12PM

10/05 — Northampton Community Center — 1601 Laubach Ave — 9AM-12PM

 

Computers and Laptops are generally free, but most other items there is a charge for.

 

 

Some donations to report:

 

08/29/2019 – 8 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen – Beans, Peppers, Acorn Squash Tomatoes

09/03/2019 – 9 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen – Beans, Peppers, Tomatoes

 

 

Thanks,

Jason

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Garden Updates — 08/26/19 — 179 lbs. Doanted

Hello Gardeners,

 

We’ve had a couple decent sized harvests the last few days.  Tomatoes are starting to change color and ripen.  It’s good to get these for harvest on the early side, as I’m seeing quite a few that are getting soft spots or insects are burrowing into.  If we catch the produce early it’s no problem to let it ripen indoors!  We also had a great couple of donations of beans!  Really appreciate that.

Wanted to give a shout out to Chris F. for mowing the garden and trimming along the fence.  It certainly looks much better, and I really appreciate the help.

Some donations to report:

08/23/2019 – 15 lbs. – Second Harvest Food Bank – Beans, Cucumber, Squash Tomatoes

08/26/2019 – 22 lbs. – Northeast Ministries – Beans, Peppers, Acorn Squash, Tomatoes

 

Thanks,

Jason

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Garden Updates — 08/19/2019 –142 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

We are now up to 142 lbs. donated, however, our harvest continues to be on the light side.  We’re hoping some of the recent rainfall will perk up those tomatoes a bit.  The squash plants may be about done for the season, not sure if they will hang in there or not!

I’m looking for someone to volunteer mowing this week.  Please let me know if you can do it!

Also thought this is an interesting read: https://www.mcall.com/news/local/nazareth/mc-nws-bangor-main-street-market-food-desert-20190815-zaabscfbwbd77djfnemzlng27y-story.html

 

Some donations to report:

08/15/2019 – 5 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen – Peppers, Cucumbers, tomatoes, beans.

08/19/2019 – 10 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen – Peppers, Beans, Tomato, Squash, Zucchini

 

Thanks,

Jason

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Garden Updates — 08/13/2019 — 127 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

Last week I mowed, pulled some weeds and tried to put out these Havahart Deep repellent modules: https://www.amazon.com/Havahart-DO5600-B-Weatherproof-Repellent-Vegetable/dp/B00WW0UOK2. It was worth a try, but based on recent evidence, I don’t believe they have helped much.

We are now up to 127 lbs. donated, however, our harvest is light compared to prior years at this time: 8/11/2018: 177 lbs., 8/11/2017 180 lbs., 8/25/2016 350 lbs.

Some donations to report:

08/01/2019 – 6 lbs. – Second Harvest – Cucumber, Beans, Squash.
08/05/2019 – 7 lbs. – New Bethany Ministries – Peppers, Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Radishes, Cucumber, Zucchini.
08/08/2019 – 9 lbs. – Second Harvest – Peppers, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Zucchini.
08/12/2019 – 9 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen – Peppers, Beans, Summer Squash, Cucumber, Zucchini.

 

Thanks,
Jason

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