Most Wanted Vegetables

Thanks for your interest in growing garden produce for Friendship Trays. Below you will find the “most wanted” veggie list split into seasons. The list is a combination of what the Friendship Trays kitchen uses the most and what produce is easiest to prep and incorporate into the meals. They are not listed in rank order of preference.



  • Potatoes
  • Onions (large, sweet)
  • Broccoli
  • Greens
  • Carrots
  • Turnips


  • Bell Pepper
  • Tomatoes – Please pick tomatoes when they are still half green so they are delivered unsmushed
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Squash
  • Green Beans

Slow Food Ark of Taste

This is a list over 200 delicious foods that are in danger of extinction. Help ensure that we don’t lose these varieties forever by growing a few of the vegetables on this list. Visit the Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste catalogue  for more info.