Another growing season has come to an end, and thanks to you our volunteers and financial supporters, we delivered
23, 902 pounds
of nutritious delicious produce to our distribution partners!
Field: 23,630 lbs
Orchard: 272 lbs
This season we partnered with God's Storehouse at Grace Church, ECHO Atascadero, The Estero Bay Kindness coalition, New Life Community Church, Nipomo Food Basket, SLO Street Medics, Mountainbrook Food Pantry, People Helping People of Los Osos, Lumina Alliance, and Transitions Mental Health to distribute our produce to community members.
We give thanks for our production partners who made our growing season possible and successful: GleanSLO, the PanAmerican Seed Company, the Calpoly Greenhouses, Talley Farms, and The Son Foundation.
Who We Are
We are a faith-based, volunteer-run nonprofit farm inspired by Christ’s profound love for humankind to practice compassion without exception. We do this by offering our first choice harvest without prejudice or condition to all local community members experiencing food insecurity.
From seed to harvest, we cultivate our crops through volunteer-run activities, welcoming all ages and skill levels. Each farm event starts with instructions, and we have training videos on our Youtube channel. Everyone is welcome to use their capabilities to love their neighbors as themselves.
In a world easily divided by clan, creed, practice, status, and politics, Firstfruits Farm SLO is committed to acting Justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with The Creator through fostering ongoing partnerships between churches, community organizations, and individuals; in this way, we seek to be an intersection for our community.
We believe that every person bears the image of The Creator and is endowed with inherent worthiness. We understand many of our worthy neighbors lack access to fresh & nutritious food; so, we donate all harvests to our distribution partners who serve individuals and families experiencing food insecurity.
Team work is how we get things done at the Farm and we've got plenty of teams for you to join! Each team operates under the Farm Operations Team and each team leader coordinates projects under the direction of the Farm Liaison, Kathy Keil.
Seed Team, Captain Marti Kessler
Weeding Team, Captain Molly Wyer
Farm Care, Captain Paul Shackelford
Harvest Team, Captain Wes Carlson
Special Projects, Captain Fred Kessler
There's no formal membership requirements other than an open heart and willing hands.
Just sign-up for an event and join the team!
Friends of the Farm
Set up a recurring monthly donation of any amount to become an official
We suggest $8 per month.
If 120 people give $8 a month, we will cover approximately 40% of our operations budget.