Month: October 2021

The Potomac School: October 2021

A BIG THANK YOU to The Potomac School students and teachers who volunteered alongside our Grower staff and volunteers on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 and Wednesday, October 20, 2021! They were the 2nd and 3rd volunteer groups from The Potomac School this fall. The October 13th group helped us prepare for winter by cleaning-up dead Read More …

#MeetTheFarmerMonday – Meet Kim!

It’s #MeetTheFarmerMonday – Meet Kim! Kim was hired as a Grower in 2010. Kim is one of our fabulous CSA assistants, and during the CSA, Kim always greets our CSA customers with a smile. Kim also helps with setting up the CSA, washing out the bins, re-stocking the veggies, and giving out samples during the Read More …

#MeetTheFarmerMonday – Meet David!

It’s #MeetTheFarmerMonday – Meet David! David was hired as a Grower in 2007. Since then, David has taken on significant leadership, leading teams of Growers and volunteers, helping others learn the farm and sharing his knowledge and experience. David has excellent knowledge of farm practices, and we depend on him to do a lot of Read More …

2021 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

October 2021 marks the 76th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! Currently, we employ 13 adults with developmental disabilities, providing meaningful work, fair wages, and vocational support for a historically under-employed population. We’re so proud of our Growers, and today and every day, we celebrate the contributions of our amazing Growers. A big Read More …

Discovery Impact Day 2021

Friday, October 1, 2021 was Discovery, Inc.’s annual Impact Day! Discovery employees from nearly 35 countries around the world participated in almost 600 different volunteer projects and gave back to their communities. A team of 12 volunteers from Discovery stepped away from their desks and offices and worked along side our Growers, staff, and other Read More …

2021 DMV Food Recovery Week

October 3-9, 2021 is DMV Food Recovery Week, co-hosted by Manna Food Center’s Community Food Rescue (CFR) and the  DC Food Recovery Working Group (DCFRWG). We’re proud to be a food recovery partner, and on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, we donated 161 pounds of pie pumpkins and 12 pounds of carrots to CFR. Here are a couple of Read More …

Happy National Kale Day 2021!

#HappyNationalKaleDay! It’s also #VeggieWednesday – and today, it’s all about kale! Through clouds and a little rain, we harvested 22 pounds of Red Russian Kale and Curly Kale today! Red Russian Kale has purple stems, and the leaves are flat with jagged edges. Curly Kale has a ruffled texture and is similar to cabbage in Read More …