August 30th, a large group of us spent the day volunteering at First Fruits Farm. F.F.F. is a working farm, that through the help of volunteers helps donate to local organizations Our Daily Bread, Maryland Food Bank, House of Ruth, along with many other organizations. In 2012, First Fruits Farm was able to grow, harvest and give away over 1.2 million pounds of healthy food for people in need. When we arrived at the farm in Freeland, MD, Rick Bernstein gave us our tour and explained how the farm works. We learned our mission for the day was to harvest potatoes.
Fresh Fruits Farm harvested 519,240 lbs of potatoes in 2012. It was hard dirty work, but it was really fun.
Thank you Fresh Fruits Farms for being fantastic hosts! Can’t wait till next time!
For information on First Fruits Farm… http://firstfruitsfarm.org/