A 150-acre farm that provides food education and nutritious food for the food-insecure
AREA - Purcellville, VA
AGE RANGE - All ages. 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult
What is the JK Community Farm?
JK Community Farm provides nutritious farm-grown food to the food insecure in the D.C. area. In 2023, JK Community Farm aims to distribute 245,000 pounds of organic produce and protein to families who are experiencing food insecurity in Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, and D.C. This contribution is expected to provide approximately 196,000 meals, with 175,000 pounds of produce and 60,000 pounds of protein. The farm’s efforts this season will bring the total amount of food donated to food pantry partners since 2018 to 1 million pounds.
How do I volunteer?
JK Community Farms welcomes volunteers of all ages (16 and under accompanied by an adult) to work at the farm. They begin volunteer days at 9am. Once volunteers arrive, they receive an overview of the farm and the impact volunteering will make that day. Volunteers are led to the daily project and given a demonstration on the planting and harvesting activity. Volunteers work together to complete the project. Example projects may be: planting 5 rows of kale, harvesting broccoli, planting raised beds, harvesting tomatoes, etc. The projects change seasonally, but they always need help at the farm. The food that was harvested is typically picked up by a food pantry between 12:00pm and 1:00pm on the day of harvest.
If you love the outdoors and want to learn more about farming, this may be the opportunity for you!
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