2009-05-21 / Letters to the Editor

Community Farm begins ninth season

This Saturday, May 23 begins the ninth season for the Jamestown Community Farm.

For the last eight growing seasons volunteers of all ages have been finding their way to the farm to plant, weed and harvest. The result of this eight-year effort has been that over 100,000 pounds of fresh vegetables have been grown and donated to soup kitchens and food pantries throughout the state. On Saturday morning we start again.

Over the years the farm has provided community service hours for hundreds of school-age children and has also created the opportunity of a learning experience for children and adults of all ages.

Growing our food can be a rewarding, goal-oriented experience that although sometimes difficult, provides a great sense of accomplishment and success.

The four-acre farm, located on land donated by Peter and Jean Ceppi, is on the corner of Eldred Avenue and East Shore Road.

Volunteer hours are Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

Any questions should be addressed to Bob or Lynda Sutton at 423-0910 or rsuttondesign@ cox.net.

Hope to see you all there. Bob Sutton Jamestown

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