Over ten years, we have grown thousands of pounds of food to give away. While we make regular donations 52 weeks a year to soup kitchens, low-income housing, women’s shelters, and food pantries, we now want to engage our eventual gift receivers (the eaters) to make/farm with us. (The FARM will never require that eaters participate; this is a community service to spread awesome!) Our delight and purpose is to grow food to give away. The involvement will result in nourishing, delicious food, building rich relationships in the spirit of a gift economy.
Coming soon—100 Jars of Jelly Project!
— Share a day in the kitchen with low-income eaters (mostly formerly homeless and/or seniors).
— 2 low-income housing locations that have certified kitchens.
— 75 fruit trees = jelly!
— Build connected community via pomegranate jelly-making, using FARM Davis fruit.
— Eaters keep knowledge and make jelly all year round using fruit we donate every week.
— Hand make tags for the jars so the contents are clearly identified.
— Husks (skins) from pomegranates are saved for natural dyes when we grow/make cotton and wool scarves for donation.