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Recent Planting at Colorado Farm to Table Promises a Bountiful Harvest for Families in Need

At Colorado Farm to Table, the spirit of community and generosity is flourishing as we recently completed a major planting initiative. Over the course of several days, dedicated volunteers came together to transplant thousands of broccoli and cabbage shoots from the greenhouse to the fields of our 15-acre farm. This effort is set to yield a significant harvest come fall, providing much-needed fresh produce to families in need.

From June 3 through June 7, our farm saw an outpouring of support as volunteers braved the early summer sun to plant 7,000 cabbage and 16,000 broccoli shoots. These plants have been meticulously nurtured in our greenhouse since April, preparing them for their new home in our fields. The energy and enthusiasm of our volunteers were palpable, reflecting a shared commitment to our mission of combating food insecurity in the Chaffee County area and beyond.

This planting initiative is more than just a seasonal activity; it’s a cornerstone of our mission. Colorado Farm to Table donates all its produce to a network of local food banks, ensuring that fresh, healthy food reaches those who need it most. This fall, the fruits of our labor—thousands of heads of cabbage and bunches of broccoli—will make their way to families who often struggle to access fresh produce.

Our farm director, T.J. McDaniel, expressed his gratitude for the community’s support: “The work done this week by our volunteers is invaluable. Every plant we put into the ground is a promise of nourishment and hope for families who rely on our produce.”

Volunteers played a crucial role in this endeavor, and their hard work will have a lasting impact. Each cabbage and broccoli shoot represents not just a plant, but a meal, a sense of security, and a healthier future for those in need. The process of planting is just the beginning—come fall, these plants will be harvested, packed, and distributed to our network of food banks, bringing fresh produce to countless tables.

The success of this planting season underscores the importance of community involvement in our mission. We’re immensely grateful to everyone who took the time to volunteer, and we encourage others to join us in future efforts. By working together, we can continue to make a significant difference in the lives of our neighbors.

As we look forward to the harvest season, we remain committed to our goal of providing nutritious, locally grown food to those who need it most. The broccoli and cabbage planted this June are not just crops; they’re a testament to the power of community and the impact of collective action.

For more information on how you can support Colorado Farm to Table or to sign up for future volunteer opportunities, please visit our website or contact us at Together, we can cultivate a healthier, more sustainable community.

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