2006-12-14 / Letters to the Editor

Sixth farming year a success

This year completes six years at the Jamestown Community Farm. Once again, we had a very successful year with both excellent vegetables and excellent volunteers. Since we began the farm in 2000, we have grown and distributed over 72,000 pounds, 36 tons, of fresh vegetables to people in need. This could not have happened without the generous contributions of time and labor from so many volunteers.

We are averaging over 150 volunteers a year from the age of 5 to the age of grandpas and grandmas. Local business owners in town have also contributed and helped us out on several occasions. Also the landowners Peter and Jean Ceppi have donated the use of the land for all six years. People help us out with their labor and sometimes donations of money. We appreciate all donations and all donations go to the production of fresh food. We pay no salaries or labor costs. At the very top of the donation list is farm volunteer Davis Archer, who during the last four years with the help of his fellow students at St. George’s has donated almost $4,000 to the farm. Others have made significant contributions and all are appreciated. For anyone wishing to work at the farm, we will be ready to go again in May 2007, and we look forward to seeing you.

Thank you and happy holidays

Bob Sutton, farm manager

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