Thanksgiving is a special time of year, and it is important to remember those who are less fortunate than most. So, since the holiday was approaching and we would not be attending the farmers market this week, the Howdy Farm harvested and donated a fresh supply of leafy greens to our local food bank. Around 80 pounds of butterhead lettuce, romaine lettuce, and cabbage were donated to the Brazos Valley Food Bank. On Monday a group of Howdy Farm members harvested all the greens that were ready, then washed all the heads by hand and recorded the weights from the harvest. Our group then personally donated the veggies to the food bank, and helped them box up the veggies for delivery.
Overall, donating the vegetables we personally grew at the farm was an amazing experience. Its great to be able to provide the less fortunate with healthy, fresh foods that they probably do not get often. I cannot wait to be able to join the Howdy Farm in their next fresh veggie donation.