Join the High Desert Food & Farm Alliance for a harvesting event at Swan's Farm and Flower! We will be harvesting around 400 heads of lettuce. All produce harvested will be part of HDFFA's Grow & Give program and be distributed through NeighborImpact, our local food bank network. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to take a bag of greens home as a thank you for all your hard work! Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.
1. Date/Time: Wednesday June 2nd @ 9am
2. Location: Swan's Farm & Flower- 17578 Paladin Drive – Bend OR
Directions from Bend:
- HWY 20 west towards Sisters
- Left on Plainview
- Right on Paladin ( follow the loop around )
- Driveway is on the right .
- There will be a HDFFA green Grow & Give sign also marking the location.
2. We will be harvesting 400 heads of lettuce. Produce harvested will be distributed through NeighborImpact, the regional foodbank network.
3. Weather: The lettuce harvested will be from a greenhouse. The weather is looking very warm for Wednesday, even by 9am. If you are feeling overheated please remember to take breaks and drink lots of water. With enough volunteers I do not anticipate this taking more than 1 hour.
4. Recommendations for harvesting events:
- Clothing: clothing that is okay to get dirty, appropriate for the task at hand- farmwork, and keeps you cool or sun protected (hats, sunglasses encouraged)
- Footwear: closetoed is best but sturdy sandals are okay. Shoes may get dirty and wet.
- Gardening gloves: HDFFA has some available to borrow but you are also welcome to bring your own if you like to wear them in the field
- Tools: We will have some harvesting knives available but if you may also bring your own!
- Water: bring lots of water and take breaks to drink often. We will have water available to refill water bottles but will not have bottles themselves available.
9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Swan's Farm and Flower
17578 Paladin Dr, Bend, OR 97701