Spotlight on Members: Fresh Fruit & Veggie Month
It’s almost officially summer! June is National Fresh Fruit and Veggie Month, what better way to celebrate than to shine the spotlight on just a few of our member organizations who produce and serve healthy food to Marylanders all year long. Check out a few of these organizations below to learn more about how they enrich our quality of life, and about their upcoming events and opportunities…
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Friends of Great Kids Farm
Friends of Great Kids Farm, Inc. is a nonprofit organization created to support and promote Baltimore City Schools’ Great Kids Farm. The Farm, occupying 33-acres of abundant fields and forest just west of the city, engages students and their families with good food from farm to fork and prepares them to lead sustainability efforts in their communities. Learn about their Day of Service opportunities and volunteer as a farm guide, chef assistant, and more.
Future Harvest – Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture
Future Harvest CASA provides education, networking, and advocacy to help build a sustainable Chesapeake foodshed, where food flows from farm and fishery to table in ways that strengthen farming and the regional food economy; protect our land, water, and air; and provide healthy, nutritious food that sustains the region’s communities and cities. Learn about their advocacy efforts and Field School Events. Ready to farm? Learn more about their Beginning Farmer Training Program.
Red Wiggler Community Farm
Located in Montgomery County, Maryland, Red Wiggler’s main tenet is to provide gainful employment for adults with developmental disabilities through a unique horticulture program on a 12 acre certified organic farm. Growers’ farm tasks are based on their individual abilities which are nurtured by Red Wiggler staff, and growers cultivate vegetables on seven acres and then sell or donate this produce to a diverse population. Learn more about the Farm by joining the July 25th Farm Tour for interpretive field walks and to purchase organic produce and honey. See a full list of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities here.
White Rose Farm
Located in Taneytown, Carroll County, Maryland, White Rose Farm offers a place to connect and learn about organic, bio-dynamic produce cultivating methods. The farm includes a small orchard, a berry patch, a big garden and enough animals to supply the farm and then some! The farm offers a Community Supported Agriculture program, and an open house and farm stand on Sundays. Check out the variety of fresh veggies, fruit, flowers and herbs growing on the farm here, and learn how you can become a member.
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