Grow & Give Produce

Join Every Meal in our Grow & Give Program by giving produce grown from your garden at home, neighborhood, business, or faith community.

Summer Program - Fresh Vegetables in a box
Produce distribution

Drop Off Produce Donations

  • Accepting produce July 1st – October 8th, 2024 on Mondays from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm and Tuesdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
  • Drop off at Every Meal located at 2723 Patton Road, Roseville, MN 55113
  • Please email our Program Team at program@everymeal.org with a brief donation description to coordinate your drop-off.

Types Of Produce

Below is a list of produce most desired. This is not an exhaustive list. Additional produce also welcome.

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Herbs (mint, cilantro, parsley, basil, etc.)
  • Green beans
  • Leafy greens (kale, chard, lettuce, etc.)
  • Peppers (spicy and sweet varieties)
  • Potatoes 
  • Radishes
  • Tomatoes (large and small varieties)
  • Squash
  • Zucchini

Tips For Donating Produce

  1. Harvest fruits and vegetables in a safe manner to minimize the risk of foodborne illness. For example, always wash hands before harvesting and wear clean gloves.
  2. Do not harvest if you are sick (coughing, sneezing, have a fever, etc.). If you are ill and worried about your produce spoiling, please ask a friend or neighbor to help harvest.
  3. We kindly ask that herbicides, insecticides, and chemical fertilizers not be used in the growing of produce donated. Organic fertilizers and pest control should be used when needed.
  4. Do not donate food that is overripe, has mold, bruising, or insect damage
  5. Wipe as much dirt/mud off of the produce as possible, but do not rinse. Rinsing can cause the produce to spoil more quickly.

Starting Your Own Garden

Want to begin gardening, but don’t know where to start? 

Giving Gardens helped get our garden started and they can help you with supplies and installation. Please donate to them to cover the costs of their services. Complete their form here to get connected.

Here are some other great resources: