Thanking God that JAX City Councilwoman & CEO of Clara White Mission Ju’Coby Pitman, is out of the hospital and continues to recuperate at home.
From the office of Clara
“As August arrives, we begin to awaken the beds that have been under cover this summer. We remove the tarp covers and start seeding. First up is a fall round of tomatoes, peppers, squash and cucumbers. These plants are heat tolerant and frost sensitive, so we recommend starting them in August for a fall harvest. We recommend Bronze Torch grape tomatoes and Sun-gold cherry tomatoes for the fall.
We are still accepting volunteers on the farm on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Volunteers make a big difference and we are always thankful for your support.
Our monthly Moncrief Creek clean-up will be Saturday, Aug 28th at 9 a.m. In July, we partnered up with the St. Johns River Keeper to continue cleaning up trash. In August, we plan to focus on clearing branches, debris and establishing pathways to the creek. There’s still a lot to be done, come join us!
Our market, workshops and other programming will resume in October and we cannot wait to see you all on the farm. The Market will be closed July, August, and September. We will resume October 2, 2021 through June 25, 2022! Our weekly market is on hiatus over the summer. We will be donating what we grow to the Clara White Mission and our beekeeping partner, Mika from The Herban Bee will be selling some of our crops at the DIG Local Farmers Market on Penman Rd. along with her honey and soap products!
We are excited to begin selling our produce at our farmers market next year in our new space! The foundation for the Quonsett Hut is going down this month and should be erected very soon! We are thrilled to be able to invite more farmers to be part of the market and get more fresh, healthy produce out into our community!
Join the WHF Team! Want to grow food, learn about regenerative farming and serve the community? Join the White Harvest Farms team! Job duties include, but are not limited to: seed starting, bed prep, weeding, planting, harvesting, compost making, managing and engaging volunteers, operating on-farm market, outreach and social media and record keeping. Applicant must be willing to work outdoors 6-8 hours a day during the growing season, be committed to organic and regenerative practices and be able to engage volunteers and community members. Register Here!
Composting with Allen is back! Learn how to make thermophilic compost with our resident soil biologist, Allen Skinner, on Saturday, August 28th from 9 a.m. to about noon. This is a hands on workshop where we will make a thermophilic compost pile, like the one in the photo, that heats up to 160 degrees and gets turned three times! Come prepared with drinking water, bug spray, sunscreen and outdoor clothing. Register Here!
Moncrief Creek Clean Up - Join us on Saturday, August 28th for our monthly Creek Clean up hosted by the Farm's Community Council. We will continue to remove trash from the creek and improve flow by removing branches. This month we also want to make more trails and paths down to the creek. Please come prepared with rain boots and clothes that cover your skin! If you have waders, they also come in handy! There are bugs so bring the repellant. Registration required. See you there and please Register HERE!”
White Harvest Farms
5348 Moncrief Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32209