WEEKLY MEETING - York Fresh Food Farms Metta Barbour and Bruce Manns
Start Date/Time: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:45 AM
End Date/Time: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1:30 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Description:
Weekly lunch meeting at the Country Club of York. Metta Barbour and Bruce Manns will introduce York Fresh Food Farms to the Rotary Club of York and share their plans for the farm’s third growing season.

York Fresh Food Farms expects to grow more than 12 tons of vegetables in 2018, with the harvest donated or sold within the City of York. Starting June 1, York Fresh Food Farms will launch a Mobile Produce Market, a farm-stand-on-wheels. The Mobile Produce Market will follow a regular schedule with stops throughout the City of York to bring high quality, farm-fresh, affordably priced produce to underserved and food insecure neighborhoods and to city residents with limited transportation.

York Fresh Food Farms’ production agriculture follows organic methods using plastic mulch, (straw mulch for some crops), drip-line (trickle) irrigation and fertigation (applying dissolved fertilizer with irrigation) to increase water use efficiency, reduce folliar diseases, prevent erosion and increase yield. York Fresh Food Farms’ Farm Manager and President, Bruce Manns, oversees and directs operations and programs with the help of two part time seasonal farm workers. Volunteers also help with farm work and administration.
Owned by Oberdick, Roberta W. On Tuesday, November 21, 2017