√ Placed the December 2021 order for 300, 50 pound seed potato bags being 15,00 pounds for 2023, with Ed Shenk of Weaver's Ace Hardware, which are being 100% donated.
√ Annual Business Board Meeting, January 21 2022 .
√ Ordered Snap Pea and String Bean Seed, 1A increase - Peas.
Seed Potatoes are Scheduled to be cut in public invited Sessions, Saturday & Sunday 1PM-4P April 22nd and 23rd, at Becker's St. Peter's EL Church.
Hope to produce 75,000 - 50,000 pounds of potatoes to be harvested and distributed to local food pantries, via the Helping Harvest Food Bank Reading, for Berks & Schuylkill Counties.
Request and desire to purchase a Sweet Corn Harvester. Sweet Corn Harvester, possibility - searching for an affordable mechanical harvester to enable this project.
Desire to upgrade and add field equipment - Particularly adding a 2Row 3Point Pea/String Bean Planter. Visit the Wish List Page on Website. Our 2 'big' tractors may require service soon. Add new potator harvester, another 'large' tractor 75-90 HP, smaller 2 row planter for String Beans, Peas, and Sweet Corn custom food crops.
Desire to expand field farming operations with additional acres being placed into the program close ranging from KU Heritage Center, particularly for Field Corn and Soybean Project toward sustainability, which helps support the "produce projects" successive year Spring startup, if/as the opportunity for additional land is presented. Would like 3-5Acre size plots due to "the farther out we need to travel".
Sweet Corn Project startup; searching for associated harvest equipment which may be found available.
Consideration for physical facilities to be added for storage of Combine and additional equipment, being two additional carports type structures.