Mother Earth Farm

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Located in the lush Puyallup Valley, Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm is an eight-acre organic farm producing more than 150,000 pounds of fresh fruits, vegetables, and honey every growing season­­­­. Everything harvested at the farm gets distributed directly to the local food banks and hot meal programs EFN serves, providing a stable, internal source of fresh organic food. After harvesting, food is immediately available for food programs to distribute to food-insecure families in Pierce County. Fresh, organic produce arrives within hours of harvesting, providing a source of nutrient-rich and locally grown produce.

 

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The farm operates primarily with the help of our generous sponsors and volunteers from the community.

Volunteers

  • Assist with planting seeds, weeding and harvesting produce throughout the growing season
  • Receive an opportunity to learn agricultural techniques on growing and cultivation
  • Gain an outdoor, energizing experience that engages individuals in the fight against local hunger

Volunteer opportunities at Mother Earth Farm are available May through September every Friday and Saturday with three sessions to choose from:

  • Morning Session: 9:00 am – 2: 00 pm
  • Afternoon Session: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Full Day Session: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Education

Mother Earth Farm illustrates more than any other of Emergency Food Network’s programs an educational component for youth and adults in engaging conversation in the fight against local hunger. Valuable partnerships are in place with the Washington Correctional Center for Women at Purdy, providing job training for women inmates.

 

Building bonds

The farm welcomes corporate, civic and church work teams throughout the growing season. Mother Earth Farm is an excellent source for team or staff outing experiences. Volunteering at the farm encourages staff to give back to the community, and creates an experience your coworkers and peers will be proud of while promoting your company’s core values.

 

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Help weed out hunger so no person in Pierce County goes hungry.

The more people we welcome to the farm, the more people we engage in the conversation of local hunger.

 

 

To volunteer or for more information, please contact volunteer@efoodnet.org