The Mission Farm at St. John’s Lutheran Church was launched in 2009 with the mission to supply the Napa County Food Bank, county residents and other charitable organizations with fresh, nutritious produce that is locally and organically grown.
We are the largest contributor of fresh food to the food bank.
In 2012, our first year,we donated nearly 8,000 pounds of fresh, organic produce.
In 2013 our production was reduced due to weather and other conditions to around 6,000 pounds.
The harvest for 2014 increased to 11,000 pounds!
And the 2015 harvest was a glorious 12,000 pounds (6 tons) of beautiful fresh organic produce!
The 2016 harvest exceeded our goal and reached a total of 15,424.5 lbs!! Praise God!
Harvest totals were slightly reduced, but still abundant from 2017-2019.
2017 — 15,403 lbs.
2018 — 13,162 lbs.
2019 — 12,166 lbs.
However our harvest for 2020 will exceed 20,000 lbs. The Lord gives in abundance!
The Mission Farm will once again be participating along with many other non-profit organizations serving the community in the
2020 Napa Valley Give!Guide
Organic tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, beets, corn, onions, garlic, summer and fall squash, pumpkins, carrots, are among the current plantings. These vary by year and season. In 2012 and 2013 we added various fruit trees to the mix. Peaches, plums, pluots, apples and apricots are all producing well.
Come join us-no experience necessary!
Volunteers do all of the hands-on work of running the Mission Farm including tilling, soil amending, planting, weeding, and harvesting to name just a few.
We love building relationships with individuals and community groups who care about sustainable agriculture and about hunger & nutrition. Our volunteers come from St. John’s Lutheran Church and School and include many other caring, community-minded folks.
Each year workers spend over 4000 hours on the farm, helping to fulfill its mission.
There are workers out there every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday morning from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
Work gloves are a good idea if anyone wants to help out.
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