Tuesday, June 8, 2021

June and Summer Months at White Harvest Farms

“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” —
Desmond Tutu in honor of Juneteenth.

The White Harvest Farms (through Clara White Mission) are preparing for the summer harvest of watermelon, cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, eggplant and peppers. Days are getting longer and longer as they approach the summer solstice on June 20th. What fun plans do you have for the longest day of the year?

Construction has officially begun on the Indoor Farmer's Market and Training Center here at the farm. They’re excited to invite you to our new space soon!

The White Harvest Farms are prepping for a WHF cool down in the months of July and August. June marks our last month of Saturday volunteering, workshops and classes on the farm until September. Our summer cool down hours will be MWF 8 a.m. noon for volunteering and classes in the months of July and August.

Visit their market again this month on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They have their produce and products from The Herban Life - honey, fresh eggs and fresh honey lemonade from October through June. In season for harvest at the farm this month are cucumbers, basil, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, onions, kale, dill and parsley. They are also excited to share a chamomile, calendula and lemon balm tea blend that we grew, dehydrated and packaged at White Harvest.

On Saturday, June 26th, the WHF Community Council is hosting another creek cleanup thanks to the Groundworks Jax mobile cleanup van! White Harvest Farms is geared up to host these events every month. They are happy to say they are making progress on the waterway with better water flow and less trash. But with all the rain coming this month, they are expecting more debris to wash down the creek. Come help and be prepared with rain boots, waders and clothes you don't mind getting wet or dirty! Click HERE for more information.

Become a member of the White Harvest Farms community by volunteering, attending a workshop or joining their White Harvest Farms Community Council. Their volunteering and workshop opportunities are friendly for groups of all ages. Volunteer On The Farm: Knowledgeable farm staff lead volunteers in daily tasks associated with organic, no-till farming. Volunteer hours on the farm are Tuesday and Friday from 8 am to 2 pm and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. October - June. In July & August their new volunteer days and hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to noon. They understand if you cannot stay the entire shift but they do ask that you arrive by 8 a.m.

WHF Community Council is excited to have more community support of White Harvest Farms. The council meets once a month via zoom and organizes events like the Creek Clean Up and Community Canvasing which distributed 400 fliers to the neighborhoods surrounding the farm. The Council is also working on children's curriculum for more meaningful field trips on the farm. Their next meeting is June 24th at 6 p.m. To join-in email them HERE!

For more information about the Clara White Mission and White Harvest Farms, please take a look at their website.

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