Happy Fall! We invite you to enjoy the fall weather and help harvest winter squash at a farm in College Park, MD in October and November for local food pantries.
We’ve set up a schedule to harvest over the next 5 weeks. Please consider joining us for one or more trips. Carpooling can be arranged when possible. Volunteers willing to deliver harvests to pantries are welcomed.
- Thursday, October 21 – 5,127 pounds of squash harvested
- Oct 28 harvested 500 pounds of green beans and 1,260 pounds on Nov. 1
- Friday, November 5
- Tuesday, Nov. 9
- Tuesday, Nov. 16
UPDATE: Monday, November 1st — Special Harvest of green beans. Please contact Puwen Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help harvest and transport bags of bean plants and/or can help strip beans here in Arlington on Monday. We want to harvest a field of green beans before frost wipes out plants Monday night. We gleaned 500 pounds last week.
On October 15 volunteers harvested 2,460 lbs. of winter squash — which puts us over 20,000 lbs. (10 tons) for 2021. Pretty incredible, yes? Help us reach 30,000 pounds.
Nutrition Fun Facts: The winter squash we pick & bring to pantries, provides good nutrition to pantry clients. Did you know one cup of butternut squash contains:
582 mg. of potassium (more than in one banana)]
1144 mcg of vitamin A, well over the recommended daily allowance of 900 mcg for men and 700 mcg for women.