Seed2Need is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing produce for local food pantries and soup kitchens in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties. Comprised entirely of volunteers, Seed2Need is a community garden in Corrales, New Mexico, cultivated by the community for donation to the community.
Seed2Need will be planting three gardens in 2015, totaling approximately 2 acres. All of the gardens are located in Corrales on land donated by local homeowners. Crops include tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupe, green chile, carrots, green beans and zucchini. We have added to the orchard at the Lynn garden and planted an orchard around the Seed2Need greenhouse on Corrales Road. In total we have approximately 3/4 acre with 140 trees, including apple, peach, pear, and cherry.
The harvest at the gardens begins in late July, usually with green beans as the first donation. The tomatoes start producing heavily in August, with August and September generating the heaviest overall yield.
17 local food pantries and soup kitchens schedule with us, picking up directly from the gardens, which guarantees that their patrons receive fresh, farmer’s market quality produce. During peak harvest Roadrunner Food Bank sends a truck for tomato overflow, distributing far beyond our 17 local pantries.