Why I Farm
I was volunteering at a food distribution center in our community and was discouraged by the quality of fruits and vegetables that I was distributing to the clients. The produce usually came in multipacks and one piece was bad and the rest were OK.
We would open the package, clean off the good vegetables and repackage them to give them to our clients. The vegetables that the grocery store was throwing away was what our clients would receive. I felt that I wanted to be a part of making top quality produce available to all people. We are all God’s creation and I want to show God’s love to our neighbors as he has shown to me.
I now get an opportunity to use some of my skills to do plumbing, electrical, driving tractors and to meet and work along side some wonderful people who also volunteer at the farm to make a difference in our community and someone’s life. I love what I get to do!
A retired agricultural business owner. Fred was the president of his private corporation that installed, serviced and maintained dairy farm equipment throughout the state of Montana for 35 years. He is a cofounder of Firstfruits Farm SLO.