Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Harvest Celebration at the Seattle Community Farm

Volunteer Meredith shows off our massive harvest of green and purple beans, 
soon to be picked up by the food bank!

We have much to celebrate at the Seattle Community Farm!
We've had an amazing growing season in our second year, with over 7,000 pounds of produce going to the Rainier Valley Food Bank and the participation of over 300 volunteers - and the season isn't over yet! We held a summer-long Gardening for Good Nutrition program with summer campers from the Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club, learning in the garden and preparing healthy snacks each week. We hosted two adult cooking classes, four field trips from local preschools and summer daycamps, and connected with many new and returning volunteers. 

To celebrate all of these successes, we decided it was time for a community potluck at the farm! 

The day we selected had several other community events also occurring in Rainier Vista, so we were able to welcome many people who were out and about in the neighborhood, as well as long-time friends and supporters of the farm. People brought food to share, and the kids harvested and prepared a delicious farm- fresh salad.

We hauled the cider press over from Marra Farm, and it was a huge hit! Thanks to Amanda and our fruit tree harvest volunteers and donors for the apples – we were drinking cider as fast as we could press it!

Once again, many thanks go to all the neighbors, volunteers, Lettuce Link interns and other supporters who make the Seattle Community Farm successful. We're looking forward to celebrating with you again soon!

~Leah, summer outreach and education coordinator at the Seattle Community Farm

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