Rippling Waters Farm will host its sixth annual Potato Planting Day April 26 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Potato Planting Day is the farm’s largest community volunteer day and in the

past up to 30 people have participated in helping plant over an acre of

potatoes.

Last season Rippling Waters Farm gave away over 1000 pounds of potatoes

throughout the growing season to various local food pantries in Buxton,

Standish, Limington, Limerick and Portland.

With the help of volunteers the farm will plant even more this season. The

more potato seeds planted, the more potatoes given away. As part of a USDA

grant the farm was awarded this past fall the farm is committed to donating

20,000 pounds of fresh organic produce to low-income families and seniors in

the surrounding Maine community, including Buxton, Hollis, Limington,

Standish and Frye Island for the next three years. A good volunteer turnout

on the farm during Potato Planting Day will catapult the farm towards

reaching that goal.

Rippling Waters Farm is a non-profit organic production farm of 12 acres

located on 55 River Road in Standish, just before the bridge crossing the

Saco River to Limington. The farm has been in existence since 1991 and

collaborates with community organizations to bring food into the local

emergency food system.

FMI about this fun, family friendly event, email

[email protected] FMI or call 642-5161, box 3.


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