The Farm Weekly Update (Week of May 28th)

It was a big week for The Farm as this marked the first Harvest week and first distribution of Harvest Share subscriptions.  After months and months of hard work and managing through less that ideal weather conditions, The Farm is producing food! It’s still early in the season and while the Broccoli was more abundant that we’ve ever seen it, the potatoes and lettuce weren’t quite ready.  As a result, it will be a few more weeks before we are able to maximize the produce being given to local feeding programs. However, we should see some amazing progress over the coming...

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A simple note of thanks…

As part of The Farm initiative we have partnered with some of the area schools to provide their families who have food needs with Gift Cards to our booth for redemption of produce. This morning we had our first family stop by to redeem their card. As the mother was leaving she slipped me this note, adding “It’s not much but a simple thank you.  Cobblestone has helped our family a lot through your programs – my son gets his haircut with you guys too and you always make us feel special.” She then walked away and I opened up the red envelope that contained this...

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Joplin. Susie’s Story. Renewal and Hope.

Susie, pictured at right in the camo shirt, tugged at my heart today. Her and her husband have been long time Missouri residents, currently living in Carthage, but calling Joplin home. It is where they grew up and spent many years with the family business. It is home for Susie, and her father still resides there running the business. She came when she heard the news from her father who had taken shelter with others in their basement during the tornado. Susie’s father runs a mobile home park, and apartment complexes. They did at least. They did until the tornado tore through everything...

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Joplin. Susie’s Story. Renewal and Hope.

Susie, pictured at right in the camo shirt, tugged at my heart today. Her and her husband have been long time Missouri residents, currently living in Carthage, but calling Joplin home. It is where they grew up and spent many years with the family business. It is home for Susie, and her father still resides there running the business. She came when she heard the news from her father who had taken shelter with others in their basement during the tornado. Susie’s father runs a mobile home park, and apartment complexes. They did at least. They did until the tornado tore through everything...

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Joplin Lovin’

Hey friends! We just wanted to share with you guys the latest happenings with us and the Joplin relief efforts! We have a way into Joplin on Wednesday with another group from NWA! Just a note:: this is just the beginning of the efforts, we know this is a long process and needs will be continuous, we just would like to do what we can being that basic necessities are our speciality. Our plan? Tuesday night:: PACK BAGS!! We will be packing bags at The Belford Group at 5 pm. The address is 2175 Stone Chapel Lane in Fayetteville. *the bags will be a “mini” version of our normal bag....

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