Sharing the Harvest community farm
What does Sharing the Harvest Community Farm Grow?
We are proud to donate 100% of the food we grow to those in need. We grow pesticide-free, nutritious fruits and vegetables as well as pasture-raised chicken eggs. Our crops include asparagus, beets, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, lettuce, onions, peppers, potatoes, rhubarb, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, and zucchini.
WHERE DOES THE FOOD GO?
Our food is distributed by the United Way of Greater New Bedford Hunger Commission to 19 hunger relief agencies throughout the south coast. Our partners include food pantries, residential programs, veterans’ associations, councils on aging, and Salvation Army and Red Cross sites.
New Bedford: ARC, Catholic Social Services, Harbour House, Harmony House, Home of Hope, M.O.L.I.F.E., PACE, Red Cross, Reflections, Salvation Army, Sister Rose’s House, St. Anthony of Padua
Fall River: Citizens for Citizens, Salvation Army, Veterans’ Association
Wareham: Damien’s Place
Dartmouth: Dartmouth Council on Aging
Fairhaven: Fairhaven Council on Aging
HOW CAN I HELP?
“Some go by giving to the farm; some give by working on the farm. Without both, there is no farm.”
WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?
No experience necessary!
Sharing the Harvest Community Farm provides the perfect opportunity for people of all ages to learn about farming, participate in community building, and help hundreds of local families in need. Don’t worry! If you’re not familiar with the work we do on the farm, we’ll be happy to train you. Each time you volunteer, an average of 132 servings of food will be donated in our region.
Community groups from businesses, schools, and civic organizations also bring their energy and enthusiasm to the farm. We welcome groups of all sizes and skill sets.
WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS DO?
First and foremost, we expect everyone to have fun at the farm while we accomplish our work together. Our most common tasks are planting seeds in the greenhouse, transplanting seedlings into the fields, cultivating crops and harvesting mature plants. We also wash, weigh, and record the produce totals prior to donation.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Volunteers help out with a variety of tasks on the farm, all work is done outdoors. It can be windy, rainy, sunny, hot, or chilly here. Be sure to wear layers of clothes and closed-toed shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. We recommend bringing sunscreen, a hat, and a water bottle.
WHEN CAN I VOLUNTEER?
Sharing the Harvest Community Farm is fueled by our incredible volunteers. During the COVID-19 Crisis, Sharing the Harvest has made significant changes to how we incorporate volunteers to ensure safety and wellbeing. As we are currently not able to offer drop-in hours, we have established a signup system for volunteering that is structured to ensure that social distancing, handwashing and other safety procedures are followed while welcoming volunteers to provide much-needed assistance in planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, and packing produce and eggs for our community.
If you would like to receive an email with the weekly volunteer sign up please use the link below or reach out to: email@example.com
Together, we can fight hunger and improve the lives of our local children and families.