Growing season at the farm

Growing season at the farm
Posted on 06/29/2018
Farm at FPThe Farm at Franklin Pierce Schools is running at full speed this summer!

Thanks to the help of six high school interns, our partnership with 
Harvest Pierce County, and many dedicated staff and volunteers, the farm will generate thousands of pounds of food this summer to support summer lunch programs, food banks and local families.

The farm's inaugural internship program allows high school students to be involved with the farm at many levels during the summer months. Through a paid educational experience in collaboration with Harvest Pierce County, student interns are involved with planting, growing, harvesting, marketing and volunteer coordination.  

This summer, farm staff are also experimenting with a Community Sustained Agriculture program, where a small group of participants receive a share of the produce harvested each week. This week's share included:
  • Salad Mix
  • French Breakfast Radishes
  • Salad Turnips
  • Snap Peas
  • Black Magic Kale (Dino Kale)
  • Kholrabi
  • Purple Scallions
  • Fennel
Visitors are always welcome to check out what is happening at the Farm at Franklin Pierce Schools, located on the corner of 96th and Waller Road.