The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District partnered with local organizations to grow more than 200 dwarf tomato and pepper plants for the summer produce donation program.

This generous contribution adds to the community’s continuous effort of supplying Hamilton County residents who are experiencing food insecurity with nutritious food. The plants were delivered to seven local food pantries.

“These plants will continue to grow in their 2-gallon containers and HCSWCD will provide free technical assistance via text messaging throughout the year," said Andrew Fritz, HCSWCD Urban Agriculture Conservationist.

This is the second year that the summer produce donation program has been in operation and its success is largely due to the integral role played by the HCSWCD partners and volunteers. HCSWC would like to thank these individuals for their substantial and ongoing efforts.

For more information about the summer produce donation program, call (317) 773-2181 or email