WHY DO WE DO IT?

 

The Gospel - The message of Jesus inspires us, motivates us, and instructs us to love our neighbors as we hope to be loved.

 

Shared Experience - Some of us are economically poor, some of us are poor in health, and others of us are poor in spirit.  As a community, we are all in this together, using what we have been given to serve and care for one another.

Relationships - Much healing can come to our community when we begin to see each other, work beside each other, and reach out to one another, regardless of socioeconomics.

WHY FIRSTFRUITS FARM?

 

There are many generous donors who provide food to God's Storehouse, the Food Bank, and other community organizations. Often, however, the food that is donated is "seconds," leftover, expired, or wilted.  Additionally, much of the donated food is packaged and processed.

The need for fresh, wholesome fruits and vegetables is readily apparent. We desire to put our hands to the soil and bless our neighbors who struggle to make ends meet with our "firstfruits" - the best our land can provide.

Beginning in 2013, Firstfruits was generously allowed use of private land for this work, first on Serpa Ranch Road and now also for the current main site at the Alpha Academy location on Buckley Road. At both locations, the soil has been cultivated and nurtured, teams gathered and set to work, and we have been providing free produce to the community ever since.

"The best of the firstfruits of your ground you shall bring to the house of the Lord your God." - Exodus 34:26

"For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger and you invited me in." - Matthew 25:35

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