We have taken a bit of a hiatus on all things blog related here at the farm. But, we are back and ready to let you all in on all of the amazing things we accomplished this summer, the projects we are working on now, and some fun new things we are bringing to the blog.
Way to Grow!
The farm has added a Hydroponics Greenhouse! We're super thrilled. It's been hard work getting everything up and running but we are pleased to announce that it is operational. And we are already growing! Lettuce anyone? There are undoubtedly more updates coming, too. We can't wait to give you all the exciting updates of what we will be growing and how hydroponic growing is working for us. Be on the lookout for a later post all about hydroponic growing.
The farm has some new farmers! And few Americorps, too.
We have added a few new members to our team here at the farm. So, pop on over to the Our Team page and meet Marcus, Nathan, and Jackie. There you will also get to know our new Americorps, Jessica, and the rest of the crew and directors.
The two other Americorps have joined us at our partner sites: Elice at Refresh Appalachia in Huntington, WV and Skye at New Roots Community Farm in Fayetteville, WV.
What A Blast!
We have done so many Kids Pop-Up markets with Keys 4 Healthy Kids and SNAP-ED, with all the produce purchased from local WV farmers through Turnrow Appalachian Farm Collective. Hundreds of children were introduced to new healthy foods grown right here in WV! We are about to wrap up this season's markets with the last one set for Halloween day. The farm stand at the Alderson Community Market was tons of fun! It’s closed for the season on October 15th. But, don’t fear, we are a four-season farm. So, you can still shop for your locally grown produce needs straight from the farm on weekdays from 9 am to 3 pm or through Turnrow.
A New Mobile Grocer Project.
All of us here, at Sprouting Farms, are so excited to be partnering with Turnrow Food Hub for a nonprofit project on a fantastic new food access initiative, a mobile grocer. Development, planning, and implementation are happening now and being lead by the food access team. The farm will provide produce as part of the collective of local farmers. We can't wait to have it up and running. Keep an eye on the blog to stay up to date on what will be available, where it’ll be, and when you can expect to see it fully operational.
Keep an eye out for some changes on the blog. We are adding some recurring posts, like the Meet Our Team monthly interviews and insights, tips and tricks from the team members, Recipes and Featured Food, and more. We are working hard towards more frequent updates and posts and adding more useful content.
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