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23 May 2023

JK Community Farm Plantathon 2023

May 22, 2023 With Volunteer Help, JK Community Farm Plants for Record Harvest PURCEVILLE, Va. (LOUDOUN NOW), Volunteers gathered at JK Community Farm over the weekend to help plant 50,000 seedlings, kicking off the growing season for the program that is expected this year to surpass 1 million pounds of fresh produce donated to area food pantries. Teams from companies and civic groups, along with individuals of all ages, signed [...]

5 October 2022

JK Community Farm’s Mission for the Community – NBC 4

October 3, 2022 PURCEVILLE, Va. (NBC 4) - NBC 4's Tommy McFLY stops by the JK Community Farm to highlight the work of Sam Kuhn, her team, and dedicated volunteers who help those with food insecurities. He reports on the unique experience to be had on the 150-acre property and showcases the true meaning behind farm to table with the perspective of where food comes from. View the video. [...]

2 August 2022

Interns From Local Businesses Volunteer At JK Community Farm on National Intern Day

August 2, 2022 LOUDOUN NOW - JK Community Farm hosted its annual Intern Day for area companies on Friday. Businesses were invited to send teams of interns to the farm for teambuilding as well as a chance to give back to the community. Five companies—Infinitive, Northwest Federal Credit Union, Pine Ridge Landscaping, CapRelo and JK Moving—sent around 30 interns for a day of harvesting and caring for crops. Samantha Kuhn, [...]

27 June 2022

Survey reveals 1 out of 3 people in D.C. region experience food insecurity

June 27, 2022 WASHINGTON POST - Nearly one-third of people living in the Washington region struggled to access food last year, according to a new report released last week by the Capital Area Food Bank. The analysis, culled from a random sampling survey of nearly 4,000 residents across the region, also presents a deeper illustration of how hunger’s impact has changed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. The [...]

22 May 2022

Fox 5 Visits the Plant-A-Thon

May 22, 2022 PURCEVILLE, Va. (Fox 5) – FOX 5's Jen Delgado stops by the JK Community Farm where they our hosting a Plant-A-Thon event Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The Plant-A-Thon will be a fun-filled day with food education, food trucks, vendors, live music and lots of planting for our community in need. View the video

30 December 2020

Loudoun County farm gets distance learners out of their homes

December 30, 2020 PURCEVILLE, Va. (ABC7) – It’s a chance for local children to step away from their computers and into an outside classroom. “They are doing more virtual learning. They are cooped up in their homes and they just need to get out and see where food comes from,” said Susan Huber, a grandmother from Falls Church, Virginia. Each year the JK Community Farm in Purcellville, Virginia grows hundreds of [...]

8 September 2020

Purcellville farm is offering socially distanced field trips for kids

September 8, 2020 A farm is a pretty safe place for social distancing, and nonprofit JK Community Farm is offering self-guided farm tours for children and their parents or teachers, with activity guides, and a food education workbook that’s funded by the Junior League of Northern Virginia. The workbook and guides — which can be downloaded ahead of time from the farm’s website — were developed with Virginia’s math, science, health, [...]

23 July 2020

Community farm feeds thousands impacted by COVID in the DMV

July 23, 2020 WASHINGTON (ABC7) - Food insecurity remains one of the great challenges we face in the COVID-age. ABC7 News has done a number of in-depth stories on this issue as it remains unclear how long people will continue to struggle to find work, afford food and return to the life they once had.  A few years ago, JK Moving helped start a non-profit farm in our area that [...]

14 May 2020

Meet Samantha Kuhn, whose JK Community Farm ‘Plant-a-Thon’ has taken on greater importance

May 14, 2020 Samantha Kuhn is executive director of the two-employee, 3,000-volunteer JK Community Farm in Purcellville, which is scheduled to host its annual Plant-a-Thon Friday and Saturday. What was the inspiration for JK Community Farm? The JK Community Farm is the cumulation of inspiration from a lot of people, which is what makes it so special. While I was in school at the University of Tennessee, I became interested in food [...]

3 February 2020

JK Community Farm sets goal of 108,000 meals to reduce hunger

February 3, 2020 LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA — JK Community Farm, a 150-acre nonprofit farm in western Loudoun County started in 2018 to help address hunger in the D.C. area, expects to donate 135,000 pounds of food in 2020. The farm also plans to expand its food donations from Northern Virignia into the District of Columbia through a new partnership. The 135,000 pounds of food will be able to provide 108,000 meals [...]