Grow A Row

Every year, dozens of farmers and gardeners plant and grow an extra row for donation. Loving Spoonful volunteers deliver this harvest directly to more than 40 local agencies and Fresh Food Market Stands in our community, creating thousands of healthy meals each growing season.

Join us! As you make plans for the upcoming growing season, consider growing an extra row or patch in your garden to grow for your community.

Grow-A-Row for Home Gardeners

Home gardeners can find vegetable production tips and support through our Garden for Good campaign.

Grow-A-Row Workplace Challenge

The Grow a Row Workplace Challenge is back! A unique opportunity for organizations to partner with Loving Spoonful to improve food security in the Kingston area. Businesses are craving ways to contribute to their local communities while enhancing their employees’ experience. The Loving Spoonful Workplace Challenge is it! Is your business beside another? Have some good ol’ fashion fun and see who’s garden can grow the most pounds of food for donation. 

Click here to read more about the Workplace Challenge!

Donating your Grow-A-Row produce

Bring your surplus garden veggies to our Market Booths at the following locations and times:

DONATION DROP-OFF LOCATIONS, 2021

SATURDAYS - 1p.m. to 5 p.m.
Kingston Public Market - 216 Ontario St.

SUNDAYS - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Memorial Centre Farmers' Market - 303 York St.

TUESDAYS - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
RAXX Parking Lot - 665 Development Dr.

(look for the green Loving Spoonful van in the Raxx parking lot)

Want to learn more about growing food for donation? 

Contact our Fresh Food Access Coordinator, Ashley Burns at ashley@lovingspoonful.org or call our office.

" We are really glad to have Loving Spoonful doing the great work that they are doing. There is always a certain amount of seconds at the end of the market day. To organize the reclamation and distribution of seconds is beyond our means as farmers. It is wonderful to have Loving Spoonful provide an essential service that bridges the gap between farmers to local meal programs. To see perishable produce that is left over at the end of the market day be distributed directly to people and not go to waste is so valuable."

IAN STUTT, PATCHWORK GARDENS

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