In the second week of December, our farm manager, Tracy Flowers, made one last harvest for the year, gathering the lettuce from the hydroponic system at Splitlog Farm. And it was a big deal! Here's why, in Tracy's words:
That little bit of lettuce was enough to push us over our goal of doubling last year's harvest! This year we grew, harvested and distributed 2,185 pounds of chemical-free, healthy fruits and vegetables. That's over 1 ton of food that went directly to local families, schools, food pantries and early care and education centers.
Thanks to all our volunteers and everyone from KC Healthy Kids and Community Housing of Wyandotte County who had a part in helping out this year.
I also want to thank our contractor Kaitlyn Keller for help and our interns:
Amira Ahmed, North Kansas City Schools
Sarai Thao, Donnelly College
Jamee Hagen, University of Central Missouri
Chloe Ridder, University of Central Missouri
Jessi Rush, University Of Kansas Medical Center
Rachel Anderson, University of Kansas Medical Center
It was an amazing season with amazing people and I can't wait to see what next year brings!