Lynchburg Grows Annual Report: 2017
Last year was an eventful one for Lynchburg Grows! We had a record harvest, started new programs, and improved existing ones in many ways. Please take a moment to review our accomplishments, recognize our supporters, and share a look back with us.
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Our mission is to work with our community to provide access to healthy food and afford purposeful jobs to individuals with disabilities.
You can support Lynchburg Grows by volunteering, making a donation, or joining our community supported agriculture program. Read more about all our programs below and stay connected by signing-up for our monthly newsletter.
Where Does the Food Go?
Our farmers grow great food on this unique urban farm, using only organic methods. Here's the lowdown on what we do with it.
The Veggie Box: Community Supported Agriculture
More than 100 families share in the harvest every season by becoming members of our community supported agriculture program. Whether you're a member or not, anyone can visit the farm during store hours to buy the produce we're growing. Read more here.
Doctors prescribe our FreshRx program to patients with diet-related illnesses. We fill those prescriptions with nutrition education classes and fresh veggies for those patients to take home and eat. Read more about the program here.
We donate produce every week to the Society of St. Andrew, the Salvation Army, and other local organizations that feed the hungry. Thanks to our partnerships with volunteers from St. John's Episcopal Church and Holy Trinity Lutheran church, who use some of our greenhouse space to grow food, we donated over 8,000 pounds of produce in 2017.
Our mobile produce market, The Veggie Van, brings fresh fruit and produce to areas of the city where residents lack access to grocery stores. Volunteer drivers and passenger-helpers make this program possible. Read more here.
You can also find our food in delicious dishes at area eateries that support a farm-to-table philosophy. It doesn't get much more fresh and local than produce grown in the heart of the city!
Learn more about the many ways we serve the community, our history, and our future goals.