History

History of the Gardens:

The original food bank garden, located at the Port Townsend Mountain View Commons started in the spring of 2012 and was assisted by a grant from the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation and a generous donation from the Jefferson County Food Bank Association to construct a hoop house for tomato production.

We harvested and delivered 800 lbs of fresh produce in 2012, and over 3,000 lbs in 2013!  We labeled 2014 “The Year to Grow Your Own Food” and surpassed our previous success by operating more efficiently from three locations; Mountain View Food Bank Garden, High School Food Bank Garden and the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden.

As we surpassed the six year mark of this organization’s history in 2018, we have donated over 20,000lbs of produce to the people of Jefferson County.