The large vegetable garden in front of  our Food Bank supplies fresh vegetables and fruit  and and has enabled us to serve more people. The garden was started in 2009, under the guidance of Cary Peterson with hundreds of volunteers, and  has been providing over 5000 lbs of produce to the Food Bank annually. The vegetables are grown using organic methods.

The garden is located on the south half of the field in front of the Food Bank.

There are many ways to help the Good Cheer Garden:

Work parties:

  • Every Wednesday is Good Cheer garden day! Come help in the garden from 9 am – 4 pm (starting again in March). Picnic at noon. Work for as long or short as you’d like.

To volunteer on another dayor organize a special work party for your school, service learning program, family, business and any other group, contact Camille Green at We love organizing work parties!

Sharing your harvest: Do you have extra lettuce, squash, beans or other veggies and fruit that you want to share? The Food Bank needs them! Bring your harvest to the Food Bank anytime during opening hours. Thank you!

Garden supplies: Do you have extra hoses or garden tools that you don’t need anymore? We can use them! Please bring by the Food Bank, or come on Wednesdays to drop off. Please only equipment in good working condition. Thank you!

For the latest garden updates as well as operational links, click on Good Cheer Garden Coordinator Camille Green’s blog at: