Thank you all for a successful 2013 season of growing and giving!
The Matthew 25 Farm team would like to thank the following organizations that have provided support to the farm this year in the form of grants!
First, thank you to the Walbridge Fund for your generous grant. We truly appreciate all that you have done for the farm and your continued support.
Our thanks to the Richard Shineman Foundation for selecting the farm as a grant recipient. The designated funds will be used for drainage tile and swales at both farms. This will protect our topsoil from being washed away and allow the farm to plant more crops in areas that previously have been too wet.
Thank you to the Syracuse Rotary Club for their generous grant to provide the farm with a well at the Vesper/Tully location! With your generous donation we will now have the means to have running water to clean vegetables and equipment!
Finally, thank you to the Rotary Club of DeWitt for your generous grant. This grant will allow the farm to purchase seed potatoes and onion sets for this growing season. We appreciate your continued support.
Our farm manager, Rick Rarick, is available during the winter months to speak at your church, school, fraternal organization or club. To set up a speaking engagement for Rick, please either email the farm or call our secretary at 810-4264. Thank you
Attention Volunteers: Over the years, many of you have asked if there were other jobs that could be done by those of you who are unable to work in the fields. The answer to this is yes! Due to the costs of the farm, the farm board was forced to make a difficult decision and eliminate the position of Volunteer Coordinator. Therefore, we have a welcome center that needs individuals to run it during the busy farming months. Duties would include answering the phone, greeting groups that come to volunteer, explaining the mission of the farm to individuals/groups that stop by, and be a point of information for people working there (i.e., telling them where the porta-potties are, drinking water, etc). During May and then from July through mid-September, is when we have the greatest need for individuals to help with the welcome center. If you are interested in volunteering for a few hours, a day or even more, please email the farm. In the spring Elizabeth and Rick will host a meeting of all those interested to explain duties and give out other information. Thank you.