We may not be able to feed the world, but we can feed local families and neighbors in need.
In 2022, we are planning to grow and donate 250,000 lbs. of fresh produce to Tabitha's Way Local Food Pantries & the Utah Food Bank. Your donations will help cover the direct upfront growing costs.
We plan to grow about 8 acres of potatoes, cabbage, onions, watermelons, cantaloupes, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, and pumpkins. The following budget covers the most direct growing costs (about 40% of the total production costs). We are donating all additional costs, equipment, and labor.
To keep costs as low as possible, we are growing crops that fit the following criteria: (1) nutritionally dense, (2) able to store well, (3) easy for people to use daily, and (4) easily maintained and/or harvested with equipment.
We can only take from the fields as much as we put in, so this fertilizer is important to maintaining soil health and encouraging higher yields.
Using drip-tape, we are able to water many acres of crops affordably and effectively. With our cooler building, we can harvest in bulk and store fresh items longer.
Farming takes a lot of expertise, planning, and problem solving. This amount covers the cost of hiring a skilled crew for planting, weeding, irrigating, and harvesting.
The tractors will also be working hard to plant, weed, and harvest many acres and will need fuel.
The vast majority of donations given to food banks are shelf-stable, canned, and pre-packaged. Fresh and healthy food is often inaccessible to lower income families due to cost. We are able to grow bulk crops and improve the quality of food they receive.
Yes, you can donate your time by helping us harvest from the fields. Opportunities will be available 1-2 times per week from June through November. Volunteers are also welcome to take some produce home in exchange for their labor of love.
No, our produce will be grown exclusively for the food banks. It was not an easy decision, but selling produce over the years has been a real struggle. We love farming, we love feeding people good food, and we’re trying to do it in a way that is sustainable for us to operate.