Grow Another Row, Cass County!

 
 
Join farmers and gardeners across Cass County in growing food to share with others!

 
Sharing food builds community! Share fresh, local produce across Cass County this summer by planting an extra row (or 3!)  in your garden. Donations of all sizes and types are welcome and needed! Grow Another Row also welcomes volunteers to help harvest, package and transport produce. We encourage our volunteers and growers to "give what you can and take what you need" - we love to hear stories of growers swapping or sharing produce!
 

Learn More about Grow Another Row- Click to Download our NEW Spring 2022 Program Flier

 

Grow Another Row Produce Stands Open Wednesday June 15th! Click Here for Current Schedule and Locations
 

 
Sign up for “Grow Another Row, Cass County!” newsletter updates and we’ll keep you updated on where to drop off and pick up available fresh produce.

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FAQ:
 
  • Q: Who can join?

    • A: Anyone can join! Whether you’ve been farming/gardening for years, or you’re just trying your hand at gardening, we welcome you to join us. We need people to grow food, but we also need people to help harvest food (pick tomatoes, dig potatoes, etc.), bag food into family-sized quantities, and transport food (from a farm or drop-off site to a pick-up site). Individuals, as well as area groups, organizations, or businesses are welcome to join Grow Another Row!
  • Q: What should I grow?

    • A: We accept all edible produce, but have the most demand for: tomatoes, zucchini, squash, potatoes, onions, peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, melons, cabbage, sweet potatoes, carrots, and green beans. Check out the publications below on suggested donation items, and also the resources on how to grow/donate safely!
  • Q: I’m new to vegetable gardening, but would like to participate. Where can I get help getting started?

    • Check out our grower resources below. If you’d like to talk with someone, contact Cass County Wellness Coordinator Brigham Hoegh at bhoegh@iastate.edu or 712-243-1132. She will put you in contact with a Garden Champion on our team.
  • Q: Where can I drop off or pick up fresh produce?

    • A: We have sites available around Cass County for growers and eaters to connect.  Donation sites for our 2022 season open June 15. See the schedule at the top of the page! We're alway looking for more partners- contact us if you'd like to help host a donation site! Also, our local pantries can take direct donations anytime! Check out the list below for details on donating to your local pantry.
 

Click here to find a list of local pantries and contact information
 
 
Grower Resources- Download free PDFs from ISU Extension on the following topics:
Resources for Planning and Planting Your Garden

Best Practices for Growing, Harvesting and Handling Donated Produce

 

Check out videos, garden resources and more on the ISU Extension Sow, Grow, Eat, Keep Website! Click for Details!
 

Sow, Grow, Eat and Keep "quickinars" are 5 to15 minute online lessons of seasonally appropriate topics for the garden, food preparation and food preservation. 
 
Contact: For more information on “Grow Another Row, Cass County!” contact Cass County Wellness Coordinator Brigham Hoegh at bhoegh@iastate.edu or call 712-243-1132.

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