LOCAL FARM OFFERS ASSISTANCE TO COMMUNITY
The Lock Farm in Woodsboro, Maryland
the inauguration of the Lock Farm Community Donation Project.
This growing season the farm will implement the new program designed
to provide fresh vegetables and fruits to persons who may not be able
to afford to purchase these items in the store, at a farm stand, or from
a farmers’ market.
The Lock Farm has a produce stand in Woodsboro at which fresh produce, eggs, and meats are
sold. During spring and summer the Lock Farm also maintains a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. For 20
weeks patrons receive a bag of fresh and locally grown vegetables and fruits.
John and Mary Poffenbarger have often thought that it would be important to serve the community
further by helping those who cannot afford to purchase a CSA. The Lock Farm Community Donation Project was inspired
by one of the Lock Farm’s CSA patrons. During the fall season the family purchased a second CSA to be given to a needy
family in the area. The idea was just what John Poffenbarger needed to solidify his desire to make the fresh products from
his farm available to persons with lower or fixed incomes.
The plan is to make a portion of the Lock Farm’s harvest available to area agencies and/or
directly to households in need. The Lock Farm Community
Donation Project (CDP) will begin in June and continue
will be made to groups or individuals who will be willing and able to participate in this effort to help persons in need obtain
fresh and locally grown produce. Volunteers are needed to take on the responsibilities of maintaining a pick-up and delivery
If you or your group are interested and would like to participate in or make donations to The Lock Farm Community Donation Project contact John Poffenbarger at 301-639-6988 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lock Farm is located in Woodsboro, one mile from the intersection of RT 194 and Coppermine