United Way of the Greater Capital Region Harvest for the Community
October 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Join us for an afternoon carrot harvest with our farmer, Aliza Pickering, and learn more about the United Way of the Greater Capital Region. Produce is grown and harvested on our farm and from our demonstration 'Giving Garden' to donate to our partners at Franklin Community Center, Inc. and further distributed to six senior centers, and two rural food pantries through our partnership with Saratoga Wilton Elks Lodge #161. With over 100 acres of farmable land, partnerships with organizations addressing food insecurity in our region just makes sense. What can we accomplish together?
We'll enjoy farm to table appetizers prepared by Saratoga vegan-friendly restaurant Whole Harvest along with local craft beer/wine and other refreshments in our High Tunnel after the harvest.
Attire: Please dress casual and warm, also be prepared with boots or shoes you don't mind getting dirty.
Register: This event is free and registration is encouraged at the link below.
3:00 pm - Harvest carrots to benefit food insecure individuals, families and Saratoga Springs City Schools
4:00 pm - Tour of community gardens, Giving Garden, and farm while learning about the mission and work of this 166 acre community farm in the heart of Saratoga Springs.
4:30 pm - “Modern United Way” and the Power of Corporate Social Responsibility by Peter Gannon, President & CEO, United Way of the Greater Capital Region