at the Volunteer Farm will be on 1 June 2013 from 8 am to 1 pm.
Come and join us. Take a tour of the Farm, enjoy some food and fellowship; meet your neighbors and the staff here at The Volunteer Farm.
Update: we are at the 71% mark for the matching donation offer. Please consider supporting the Volunteer Farm:
We have received a generous matching gift offer from an anonymous donor. For any new donor that makes a donation, they will match 100% or for existing donors that give more than the amount of their highest donation to the Volunteer Farms, that amount over what you have previously given will be matched.
The matching gift is for a total of $25,000.
The matching gift offer started on January 1, 2013.
Please take a moment to make a donation by clicking on the DONATE button, upper left of this page or by mailing us a check. Help us reach this goal and Feed Thy Neighbor; With your continued support, 2013 will be a very productive and successful year!
The Volunteer Farm does not receive any Federal, State, or County funding. All of our funding to operate the Farm and grow the Vegetables and Fruits in order to feed the hungry, come from donations from YOU: individuals, families, churches, organizations, businesses, and a few community foundation grants.
So please give generously today!
WOW, a great beginning to the growing season! Potatoes, onions, beans, and squash are being planted each week, with more to get in the dirt. Beans, Peas, and Sweet Corn will begin being planted within the next couple of weeks. We are on track with a record harvest this year. The rain is working its miracle and helping us grow our fruits and vegetables; in fact our fruit trees even have some buds on them. It is a great time to be on the Farm.
Schedule your time today to volunteer and help us to continue to "Feed thy Neighbor"
If you aren't available to come on down and volunteer, please think about giving us a tax deductible donation to help us with the expenses around the Farm.
Again thank you all for your prayers, support, and time!
The Volunteer Farm is Happy to announce that J.C. Fox has been hired as the new farm manager. J.C. has several years experience in vegetable farming and is excited to be joining the staff of the Volunteer Farm.
Schedule your visit to the farm today and meet J.C. and if you have any questions or suggestions, he will be happy to take time to speak with you.
*** We are looking for a 4 wheel drive pick up truck to be used here on the Farm. If anyone has one in working condition, please think about donating it to The Volunteer Farm.
In eight years, the Volunteer Farms, with the help of more than 15,000 volunteers, grew 297 tons of food donated to area food banks, food pantries and soup kitchens. Last year was a record year of production with the farms producing 82.6 tons of food at a cost of about 69 cents per pound; that is 165,200 pounds of fresh nutritious vegetables to Feed The Hungry!
The great successes of 2012 were achieved with the help of some 2,000 volunteers who toiled in the fields for a half day to plant, maintain the crops, and harvest. Approximately 75 percent of the volunteers are under 18, and they are learning to serve other people--a habit we hope will last a lifetime.
The number of hungry people being helped by the Volunteer Farms remains at about 150,000 people per month--the elderly, handicapped, children and unemployed or under-employed who have little hope that the economy will improve quickly. Those who are food insecure continue to wake each morning wondering if they will have enough food to carry them through the day.
We are making a difference with your support, prayers, and assistance!
Thank you to all of our supporters, we feel you are our family.
Many of our previous donors are continuing to support us as well as many new donors, again thank you.
We will be producing fresh fruits and vegetables in 2013 to Feed Thy Neighbor, due to your generous donations.
Check out our Wish List to the left. If you feel you can donate one of the things on the list, please contact us. Thank you!
The Volunteer Farm is looking for Interns to assist us with:
- Communications such as Electronic Newsletter, marketing, etc.
- Web Master with Joomla! experience.
- Assistant to our Farm Manager is also needed.
These are non-paid positions. These are ideal for a College student who needs an Internship for their degree.