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13 July 2021

JK Community Farm Partners with DC Central Kitchen to Bring Fresh Produce to People Experiencing Hunger in Area

July 13, 2021 STERLING, Va. – Starting today, JK Community Farm, a 150-acre farm in Purcellville, Virginia, has partnered with DC Central Kitchen to expand its food distribution to reach those facing food insecurity in Washington, DC with healthy, organic produce and protein. As the nation’s largest nonprofit chemical-free community farm, it will donate close to 230,000 pounds of food in 2021 throughout the region with 40,000 pounds of food—the equivalent [...]

18 May 2021

400+ Volunteers Participate in JK Community Farm’s 3rd Annual Plant-A-Thon

May 18, 2021 Family Friendly Planting Event Works to End Hunger STERLING, Va. – Kicking off the growing season, the JK Community Farm is hosting its 3rd annual Plant-A-Thon with volunteer teams from companies, civic groups as well as individuals planting 16,000 seedlings in support of ending hunger. This weekend’s efforts alone will result in over 53,000 healthy, organic meals for families in need. With a theme of “Help Something [...]

25 February 2021

2021 Plant-A-Thon

On May 22nd and 23rd, 2021 the JK Community Farm’s community will be working together to plant 16,000 seedlings. These seedlings will grow into about 53,000 nutrient-dense meals for families in our region facing food insecurity. Sign Up Our Plant-A-Thon Event will be a fun-filled day with food education, food trucks, vendors, live music and lots of planting for our community in need. Please register as a team or individual during one of [...]

19 January 2021

Bee Hotel – Pollinator populations are changing

January 19, 2021 As many of you know, we have seven beautiful, colorful honeybee hives at the JK Community Farm. Our beekeeper, George with the Beekeepers Farm, LLC often uses the bees from our hives to help grow the honeybee population in Loudoun County. We started to think about what else we can be doing to support our local pollinators, as they do so much for the food that we [...]

5 January 2021

Farm Expansion – 2021 new year, new goals

January 5, 2021 In 2018, the JK Community Farm was founded. In our first year, we grew on 4 acres producing about 30,000 lbs of produce, and 20,000 lbs of protein (beef, pork, and venison). When we were first getting started, everything was a mystery…will volunteers show up? Will anyone care about our mission? Will our deer fencing work? Where are we going to start our seeds? Our first food pantry partner [...]

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 [...]

14 December 2020

JK Community Farm Tops 2020 Growing Goals to Meet Food Insecurity Prompted by COVID-19

Dec. 14, 2020 2021 Goals Nearly Double to Address Escalating Hunger in DMV STERLING, Va. – JK Community Farm (Farm), a 150-acre farm in Purcellville, Virginia, donated nearly 147,000 pounds of protein and produce to local foodbanks in 2020, exceeding its goal by 11,000 pounds in response to—and in spite of—the pandemic. Now the nation’s largest chemical-free community farm, the Farm’s donated yield translated to 117,258 healthy meals and was produced [...]

8 October 2020

What is Service Learning? Here’s everything you need to know.

October 8, 2020 If you’ve ever wondered, “What is service learning, and why should my student be doing it?” I understand—you have probably heard it’s beneficial, but maybe your school has yet to implement it. First, let me tell you this: we recognize that every student has different learning styles. Personally, I loved reading, being in class, and taking notes…it was peaceful. But in college, I had a professor who was a [...]

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, [...]

3 September 2020

JK Community Farm Offers Field Trips with Age Specific Activities to Enhance Pandemic Distance Learning

September 3, 2020 STERLING, Va. – Starting September 14,  the JK Community Farm (Farm), a 150-acre farm in Purcellville, Virginia that grows crops and livestock and donates them to nonprofits to alleviate hunger, will supplement distance learning by providing a field trip program. Groups will be able to take self-guided tours with tailored programming tied to Virginia Standards of Learning to teach about farming and nutrition. “We are excited to provide [...]