This holiday season one of my neighbors organized a holiday meal donation for those in need. They took the initiative to find needy families and organized others to help made holiday meals for a couple of dozen families!
TC Farm donated the smoked turkey and we loved being in a position to help right here in our community. Here is an image of the huge baskets they helped organize:
What a whirlwind year!
A big THANK YOU to our members for the support and especially to the TC Farm staff, processors and farmers who worked WAY too much this year to provide food to our community. We were able to do so much more this year than we ever would have dreamed at the start of the year. Some of our newer members might not even know how much of this happened just this year!
As challenging as this year has been, I am excited for the opportunities we have in 2021. The produce farmers are excited to finally be a part of our group. I just can’t wait to share all of the plans we have for next year: The start of weekly home delivery and the ability to share all the types of amazing food I love will be a dream come true! Most of these items aren’t available in any grocery and the ones that are, we’re able to offer at a lower price.
TC Farm wants to build a program to provide free or reduced-cost organic food to those in need. We believe that everyone should be able to nourish their family and taste how amazing real food can be. Food insecurity has always been a big issue. It has become worse this past year. Those who are food insecure tend to eat more processed foods and donated foods are less healthy. We want to do something about that.
We have some plans in the works but for now, we're hoping to gauge interest to see when we can pull these off. Hopefully sooner rather than later! Please let us know any ideas you have in the comment section below - we want to do this right!
Your support has built something special!
It’s been ten years since our hobby farm became the beginning of this group. If you watched my presentation on why I left corporate life to start this all (remember, I grew up in the suburbs!) you’ll know how long of a road it has been for all of us at TC Farm and have a good idea of where we’re headed.
Looking at what 2020 drove us to build as a collective group, I am sure 2021 is going to be a big year!
Happy New Year to each of you! 2021 can't get here soon enough! :)