We are now closing in six weeks without any significant rainfall, and it's taking it's toll on the crops. We are irrigating around the clock, but we just don't have the infrastructure in place to keep up with the demand of the plants.
Harvest & Hunger Relief
This past week we harvested almost 687 pounds of the food to include: 79 pounds of cabbage, 468 pounds of potatoes, 42 pounds of tomatoes, 3 pounds of peppers, 68 pounds of squash, 28 pounds of okra & harvested 180 eggs. Hunger Relief donations this week went to Samaritan Community Center.
Season to date we have harvested 3,082 lbs of food from The Farm with 41% of that food to Hunger Relief (please note: Harvest Share vs Hunger Relief will vary week by week as mid-week harvests & eggs are going towards hunger relief efforts).
Special thanks to all of those that came out and served at The Farm this week to include...
Siloam Springs Fellowship of Christian Athletes serving at The Farm
Special thanks for the Siloam Springs chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes for helping with the harvest this past week. The joy you see if this picture people is just a small look into the joy they shared at The Farm. Thanks so much and we were inspired by your faith and actions.
WorkMatters Kairos College Ministry Serves at The Farm this week
We are honored that WorkMatters Kairos College Ministry would come out and spend a few hours at The Farm as they continue their summer long mentoring program learning what it means to develop leadership through serving our community. Great group of people and an incredibly valuable to this next generation of leaders.
Huge thank you to Sol Parker, a local organic beekeeper (http://parkerfarms.blogspot.com) and friend from New Heights Church, for bringing bee hives out to The Farm. The bees will be good for pollination services & we may enjoy a little bit of honey this year as a result.
Faces of The Farm - Matkins Flowers & Greenhouse
Our friends at Matkins Flowers & Greenhouse have been a friend to The Farm for the past two season and we are truly grateful for all they have done to provide The Farm with seedlings and greenhouse services. Gary had an opportunity to talk with Jeff about some of the preparation they are doing to get us set for the upcoming fall planting.
The Farm's Newly Installed Irrigation Tape Dispenser
Big thank you to the students from Fellowship Bible Church for installing this high speed irrigation tape dispenser. It say us literally hundreds of seconds. Take a look.
There are many ways that you can participate with the efforts of The Farm & we invite you to come out and see for yourself all that is taking place at The Farm. We have regularly schedule service days posted on our volunteer page or send us an email (TheFarm@CobblestoneProject.org) and we can schedule a special time for your business, church or civic group to come out to The Farm.
If you would like to learn more about how you can get involved with The Farm, please visit the Volunteer Page for dates or email TheFarm@CobblestoneProject.org.