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New Mercies Farm needs your support!

Posted 3/31/2014 8:27pm by Rodney Hornbake.

Dear Supporters of Local Agriculture,

Soon enough Spring will make way for the busiest time of the farming year and New Mercies Farm is looking to our community to support us in any way your heart calls. We are looking for volunteers this year to help with the various farming activities throughout the growing season like harvesting vegetables, which we pray will be bountiful, and help with the transplanting of seedlings into the field. As the season progresses we would appreciate your help as we turn our attention to the maintenance of the crops and weed control which are so important to securing abundant yields.  Once the CSA kicks off June 3 we will need two volunteers each week to help with the boxing and distribution of CSA shares to our members. This Saturday April 5 from 11am-4pm we could use the help of three or four people to help cut potato seed and plant them into the field. Bring your children and a light lunch and make it a moment you and your family will draw inspiration from in the years to come. These will be the first seeds sewn in the ground this year!  


If you would like to involve your children in anyway we encourage you to bring them. We are hopeful that you all will take this opportunity to come more closely involved with the activities and goings on of your neighborhood farm.  It is our hope and aim to grow with our community and bring you all closer to your local food system.  In the next week I will generate a work schedule for you to consider where you feel you can be of most help to the farm.  You might know that labor costs for any small farm is the greatest obstacle standing in the way of the farm's ability to compete against large scale agriculture. So it is with great humility and a humble heart that we ask of you to consider helping New Mercies farm this season. Even if its just to visit and share your appreciation for the work we've dedicated ourselves to doing.

With Gratitude and Sincerity,

Michael Melillo

Land Steward

New Mercies Farm