The hens at Bethesda Farm spend their days in the sunshine, chasing crickets and eating all the grass on the farm’s organic pastures (they move to new pasture every week).
We can’t help wonder, as we hand-feed the chickens and hand-gather the high omega-3, low cholesterol, super-nutritious organic pasture-raised eggs, if our happy hens know that all profits from Bethesda Farm support local communities?
We like to think so.
Currently, our hens are funding the development of the Community Microfarms at schools in the Clay County School District. Through this program, students learn by getting their hands in the dirt growing food. They take the food they’ve grown home to their families in communities that are often challenged to find access to high quality, fresh produce. As we seek to foster greater parental involvement in the microfarms, we pray our efforts help to bring the parents’ and children’s hearts together.
It’s one way Bethesda Farm is “Growing Community.”