Yellow Lugs for CSA
When you gave a donation to the “Growing Healthy Families” Project on GlobalGiving.org, you invested in a thriving partnership between Hidden Villa and the Community Services Agency’s Food and Nutrition Center (CSA). Please know how grateful we are for your thoughtful and generous support of this project. With your help, this partnership provides over 4,800 of our low-income neighbors with fresh fruit and vegetables at their local food bank. In this report, I will share with you exciting updates on this partnership’s progress this year to date.
I am delighted to report that Hidden Villa has been selected as a recipient of the Community Service Agency’s (CSA) Hometown Hero Awards, which Hidden Villa will receive at the Hometown Heroes Recognition Breakfast on September 14th. We are proud and honored to be recognized as a “Partner in Feeding the Hungry” for providing the CSA with almost 10,000 pounds annually of fresh-from-the-farm organic produce for distribution directly to their clients. We would like to thank our friends and partners at the Agency for honoring Hidden Villa, and furthermore we thank you for making this partnership possible. For more information about their event, please see the following link: Community Services Agency Mountain View
Here on the farm, the summer harvests are rewarding Hidden Villa’s Farm Crew for their long hours of spring planting and weeding. Sharing this bounty with the community is incredibly fulfilling. Each Wednesday and Friday morning, the Farm Crew stacks yellow lugs of produce to be picked up by a dedicated CSA volunteer. If you were to visit the farm, you would see lugs of tomatillos, tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn, cucumbers, basil, zucchini, greens, and more, waiting to go to CSA. We are proud to say this is the seventh year Hidden Villa is partnering with CSA in donating a quarter of our produce to ensure our low income neighbors have access to high quality fruits and vegetables.
This summer we hope to have a Harvest Festival for the “Growing Healthy Families” program, in which we will invite CSA clients to Hidden Villa to experience the farm and see where their produce comes from. Once again, thank you so much for your generous donations, and for helping us provide our neighbors with this valuable service.