It’s Harvest Time at The Farm!!!

It’s hard to believe it, but we are finally harvesting and distributing food from The Farm!!! We’ve come a long way this season & have a long way to go, but we have finally begun to see the literal fruit of our community’s labor. We are so thankful and so proud of everyone who has made this possible. You have all made this happen and it is because of all of those who have spent countless hours at The Farm that we can celebrate Harvest time is finally here! Our Amazing Community We are super thankful for everyone that joined us this week at The Farm for Harvest, planting,...

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Rain, Mud & Community (The Farm Weekly Update)

With the temperatures in the the 70′s and 80′s the past two weeks, we can officially say Fall is here. We hope you and your family are in enjoying this weather as much as we are. With the cool nights, we are getting excited for our Fall Harvest Party in late October. The Farm is beginning to come back to life, and the produce is looking great. The broccoli, cabbage, radishes, spinach, and bak choy is coming in nicely, and in just a few short weeks will begin harvesting. A few weeks ago, we were able to give away our entire harvest for the week to our Hunger Relief Efforts....

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This week at The Farm

Summer officially begins this coming weekend, and no surprise to anyone that this Spring has had its challenges. However, we have learned much and have been making adjustments along the way to make the most of this summer production. We were able to accomplish a whole lot this week including planting another 12 rows of corn, some much needed maintenance on our squash & okra crops, and pruning of our first round of 200 tomato plants. Harvest for week of June 20th – 571 lbs & Season to Date (5 weeks) – 1,531 lbs with hunger relief Donations to Samaritan Community ...

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This week at The Farm & the 100th Row

It’s been an incredible week at The Farm with almost too much to capture, but here’s a quick look at everything that took place over past couple of weeks. Gary’s Weekly Update Mid-Week We are truly thankful for all of the people who serve on behalf of their company or organization during the week.  This week we had the pleasure of hosting… Friends from Walmart Finance FPMO Together they planted over 200 tomatoes & ensured that we’ll have a steady harvest of tomato plants over the summer.  It is so encouraging to participate with such a great group of...

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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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