In this Issue: Beef, Pork, Turkeys, Supported CSA Shares, Farm Tours and Fall Farm Day.
Sign up to get bulk Beef or Pork when we butcher in the fall, or come by now and purchase cuts from our freezer or at the farmers market. We have a great selection right now. Contact Sarah if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turkeys arrived on the farm last week. They will be sold for $3.50 per pound. A $10 downpayment reserves your turkey, which will be ready the week before Thanksgiving. E-mail Sarah for more information email@example.com.
This Fall at the farm we are offering 2 “supported” Community Supported Agrigulture (CSA) shares for individuals and/or families who value fresh, local produce but would not be able to pay full price for a share. Our Produce Team is currently accepting applications for those interested in receiving a supported share, and will be reviewing them until September 18th. To inquire further about our CSA and/or to request an application, please contact Camille at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come tour the farm!
Whether you’re a school, church, small group or family, tours are a great way to learn about sustainable agriculture and hunger related issues. Make an appointment today. We are open year round! Cost is $5 per person. Contat Yui at email@example.com.
Fall Farm Day, October 26th
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We have had great responses to the post Job’s Journey. Thank you to all who responded.
World Hunger Relief, Inc. also trains Americans called to improve the livelihoods of farmers throughout the world. The Sytsmas are one such couple. Sara has a background in agriculture and Anthony is an ordained minister.
The Sytsmas lived in Uganda in 2009 and, while there, realized the great opportunity for the church to respond to the needs of the country. Uganda, like Liberia, is also rebuilding after a destructive civil war. Sara and Anthony discovered that pastors often serve their congregations sacrificially, without pay, relying on farming for their food and income.
This year Sara is increasing her agriculture skills as a Livestock Intern. Anthony pitches in on the farm, fills in for preachers, and dedicates time to learning skills needed to equip these bi-vocational pastors. The Sytsmas hope to take these newly gained skills back to Uganda, helping wherever they can.
Because of the support of partners like you, World Hunger Relief is able to train individuals with the agriculture skills needed to feed communities throughout the world. Thank you for your support that makes this possible. I invite you to be part of an exciting matching opportunity. In September, the J.E.S. Edwards Foundation will double your donations to WHRI!
Please consider partnering with us and the J.E.S. Edwards Foundation during this matching opportunity.
Donations may be made by clicking the button below or mailing in your donation.
Be sure to read this latest column by Wendy Gragg, a writer for the Waco Tribune Herald:
Planting, Milking, Falling in Love: Just Another Day on the Farm
Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at World Hunger Relief, Inc.!
Welcome to the farm Kathleen Lokey, a member of this year’s team of Food Systems Interns! Here’s what Kathleen has to say to introduce herself:
My name is Kathleen Lokey and I hail from the beautiful, rolling hills of Tennessee. I graduated from Baylor University with a Master of Social Work in 2011 and spent the following summer in Waco staying hydrated during my frequent bike trips to Cameron Park. Eventually I moved to Belize and worked as a social worker in the school system.
Micah 6:8 says, “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humblywith your God.” This verse encapsulates the way I desire to follow and glorify the Lord. I do not believe we empower others, as people already have power within themselves, but we can support, love, and walk alongside others in their journey. I came to the farm seeking an avenue to live in community and pursue holistic ministry with others. While the allergies from “stray,” dust, and Texas in general annoyingly force me to wear glasses (instead of contacts) for the first few hours of every day, I enjoy and am fulfilled through the work of the farm and the graciousness exhibited by my fellow farmers. My walk with the Lord has been void of solid, intentional community the last couple years so the familial aspect of the farm is exactly what I need. The farm is a lifestyle I have sought after and now I am finally in the midst of it. During this time I want to learn more about living in community while seeking to love God and my neighbors more deeply whether that is through a listening ear, pulling weeds, feeding pigs, cracking a smile, or all of the above. Random things I enjoy include flying kites, rambling in the outdoors, reading, star gazing, and riding my bike.