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Where does the produce come from?

Where does the produce come from?

As the Farm 2 Kids Coordinator, this is probably one of the most common questions I am asked.  As part of our statewide association of Food Banks we are able to purchase surplus produce for pennies on the pound.  Fruits and vegetables grown by farmers in the central valley are often “not perfect enough” to be sold in grocery stores.  Often, they are just too big or too small to be sold and that is why our clients sometimes receive giant oranges or tiny potatoes.  The Food Bank buys the produce in large bins and then we have volunteers sort out any items that may have spoiled in transit.  They then package the fruits and vegetables in boxes and a driver delivers them to the school site.

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