I am a firm believer in giving back to the community and helping those that are less fortunate than I am. On November 16th, Corey and I took 27 pound of fresh lettuce to the Brazos Valley Food Bank. This was the first donation Howdy Farm has given to the local food bank. It felt so rewarding to give to those who don't have access or the money to pay for fresh and organic produce. Its better to donate the produce that hasn't sold at market instead of letting it rot and just throwing it in the compost pile.
The next donation we gave to the Food Bank was around 78 pounds on November 23rd! I got a chance to actually harvest and clean the veggies that we were taking. We went as a group this time because we had a bunch of coolers and so we could take pictures. This was right before Thanksgiving so I hope that the lettuce we donated went to some good home-cooked meals. I was able to take some lettuce home to my family as well and they all said it was delicious!