Has your home garden produced a bigger harvest than you expected?
Are you at a loss about what to do with all of the extra veggies at your disposable?
If you answered yes to the questions above, today’s article is for you.
What To Do With Leftovers From A Bountiful Harvest
First and foremost, we’d like to congratulate you for such a successful growing season!
But what’s next?
Let’s take a look at four things you could do with your surplus produce:
- Donate To Your Local Food Bank: In the spirit of giving and generosity, it’s always good to keep in mind that fruits and veggies are among the food items most needed at food banks across Ontario. The Ontario Association Of Food Banks has a very easy to use directory which will allow you to locate the food bank closest to you and figure out how you can get your extra produce to them. Don’t forget to spread the love to family, friends and neighbours too!
- Try A New Recipe: Considering that Canadian’s simply don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, is it really that bad of a thing to have a few extra laying around? One of the best things you could do is use your abundant harvest in new and different ways, and the most useful way to go about doing that is seeking out new recipes. com is a personal favourite of mine and one that I often use with my clients. For any given ingredient you may have to spare, they will teach you innumerable methods of incorporating it into exciting, new and nutritious dishes which the whole family will enjoy.
- Create Your Own Tomato Sauce: Tomatoes are among the most commonly grown home garden vegetables here in the GTA and it would come as a shock to me if you didn’t have a family member who was growing them in their garden. With that being said, when life gives you tomatoes make and can your own sauce. I went out of my way to mention tomatoes because it is the month of June and they happen to have a very special father’s day connection, which I explain below.
- Consider Compost: Not all of your bountiful harvest is going to be suitable to keep or giveaway, but that does not mean it’s useless. All different types of fruits or vegetables that may be bruised, spoiled or mouldy can be turned into compost for use during the next growing season to ensure yet another bountiful harvest!