June, 2019 Newsletter
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Ready to Harvest?  
Here's how to make a produce donation
It's always fun to begin harvesting for the season and get rewarded for our efforts with beautiful fresh produce.  Equally rewarding is the ability to donate and share our carefully nurtured and nutritious bounty.  

This is the sixth growing season for Neighbor's Nourishing Communities, and we had a record turnout for our plant handout this year.  We're excited to see how that will translate into record produce donations to help address hunger in our community. Last year, NNC gardeners donated over 4,100 pounds of produce. Small donations by each of us consistently throughout the growing season add up to make a big impact. Let's work together to donate even more this year.  

What to Donate:  Consider harvesting and donating fruits and vegetables that store and transport well, even without continuous refrigeration. The Tualatin Food Pantry has limited refrigeration. So leafy greens/herbs and really ripe fruit may not be picked up before it wilts/spoils.

Where to Donate:  You can donate directly to the Tualatin Food Pantry, your local food pantry, or a family in need.  Knowing that the Tualatin Food Pantry is not open on weekends, we also have a location in South Tualatin for weekend produce donations that can be dropped off at your convenience.  Produce donated over the weekend will be transported to the Tualatin Food Pantry on Mondays for distribution.  
  • South Tualatin Donation Point: 9412 SW Arikara Drive, Tualatin, OR
  • Tualatin Food Pantry:  3550 SW Borland Rd, Tualatin, OR
    (at Rolling Hills Community Church, east side of the building)
When to Donate:  
For donations at the South Tualatin Donation Point, please leave produce in the driveway basket marked with a Neighbors Nourishing Communities sign.  Donations may be dropped off at any time over the weekend, however this is a residence with limited refrigeration space, so if possible, please leave your donation Sunday afternoon / evening, or Monday morning before noon.

The Tualatin Food Pantry hours are shown below, and produce that is donated directly to the Pantry may be donated any time that they are open.  Please do not leave produce at the Pantry when they are not open.  

Monday:        3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday:  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday:      4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday:          10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

How to Donate: 
We need to know how much you have donated. So whether you donate to a family you know that needs help, to a local pantry, or Tualatin Food Pantry, we need an estimate of how many pounds were donated. This ensures that our grantors continue to support our program so we can provide free plants and seeds. We would not exist if we were not showing progress.
  • For donations at the South Tualatin Donation Point:  please leave your produce in the basket provided, in a bag marked with your name, and approximate weight of the produce donation.  Note that we will weigh the produce if you do not have the ability, but don't forget to label with your name so that wee know who to credit for the donation.
  • For direct donations: to families, the Tualatin Food Pantry, or other local pantries, please note the weight of your donation and e-mail NNC with your name, the amount of produce donated (weight), and the donation recipient.
    Our e-mail address:
Keeping track of our donations as an organization is important to charting our growth and measuring our impact.
Resource Web Links:

Oregon State Soil Testing

Concentrates Organic Agriculture Specialists
Concentrates Fertilizer Primer

Soil Science
Sustainable Market Farming
Capital Press Agricultural News
Neighbors Nourishing Communities (NNC) is an organization of neighbors gardening to raise fresh produce for local families in need of food support.  We provide plants, seeds, instruction and site consultations in exchange for 20% of the produce raised.  
Questions?  Visit our website at or contact us at
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Our mailing address is:
17660 SW Shawnee Trail, Tualatin, OR 97062

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