A Bountiful Harvest
It was a wonderful year for the Farm at the Food Shelf. Despite challenges involving the loss of volunteer groups and organizations due to COVID-19, nearly 15,000 pounds of produce was harvested for area families, a new record for the farm.
In March, it became clear that things would be very different this year for the Farm due to the pandemic. It turns out that there were many folks who were looking to do something during the pandemic, and this outdoor opportunity was a healthy option. About a dozen people came regularly – some daily – to plant, mulch, water, and weed.
This year’s crops included rhubarb, tomatoes, squash, onions, greens, cabbage, potatoes, green beans, and peppers. Asparagus, apple trees, and grapevines were planted this year for future harvests.