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16 February 2024

Purcellville’s JK Community Farm reaches 1 million pounds of food donated

February 16, 2024 Times-Mirror Staff Report - Feb 14, 2024  The JK Community Farm, a 150-acre farm near Purcellville, is marking a milestone on its fifth anniversary: the farm has donated 1 million pounds of food since its inception, according to a press release. The farm grows crops and livestock and donates the meat and produce to nonprofits in order to alleviate hunger in the region. It is the nation's [...]

6 February 2024

JK Community Farm Finishes 5th Year, Reaching 1 Million Pounds of Food Donated to Local Food Pantries

 February 6, 2024 Milestones among Many for Nonprofit Focused on Ending Hunger STERLING, Va. (February 5, 2024)—The JK Community Farm, a 150-acre farm in Purcellville, Virginia that grows crops and livestock and donates them to nonprofits to alleviate hunger, is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a major milestone. The nonprofit farm reached one million pounds of food donated since its inception, continuing its legacy as the nation’s largest chemical-free community [...]

14 November 2023

JK Community Farm launches food education field trip program

November 13, 2023 Loudoun Times - A new food education program at JK Community Farm in Purcellville was recently launched as part of the farm's field trip program, according to a press release. Grant funding for the program was provided by Truist Bank, the Junior League of Northern Virginia, and 100 Women Strong. “As part of our work to alleviate food insecurity, we are committed to educating people about food [...]

8 November 2023

JK Community Farm develops food education curriculum

October 24, 2023 Blueridgeleader.com,—The JK Community Farm, a 150-acre farm in Purcellville, Virginia that grows crops and livestock and donates them to nonprofits to alleviate hunger, has developed a food education curriculum, thanks to funding from Truist, Junior League of Northern Virginia and 100 Women Strong. The curriculum complements and enhances its current curriculum that is used with the farm’s field trip program. “As part of our work to alleviate [...]

26 October 2023

JK Community Farm Develops Extensive Food Education Curriculum as Part of Efforts to End Hunger

October 26, 2023 Learning Materials Enhance Farm’s Field Trip Program STERLING, Va. (October 18, 2023)—The JK Community Farm, a 150-acre farm in Purcellville, Virginia that grows crops and livestock and donates them to nonprofits to alleviate hunger, has developed a food education curriculum, thanks to funding from Truist, Junior League of Northern Virginia and 100 Women Strong. The curriculum complements and enhances its current curriculum that is used with the farm’s [...]

28 June 2023

Intern Day 2023

July 13 marks a special day for the JK Community Farm as we celebrate Intern Day. This occasion provides an opportunity for our partner companies to witness firsthand the positive effect their support has on the farm all year round.  Planting and harvesting local organic produce for people in our region facing food insecurity. Sign up today and help something wonderful take root! Meal. Drink. Networking Included. Sign Up Thank you for [...]

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 [...]

3 March 2023

Edible Flower Plot

March 3, 2023 During the Covid-19 Pandemic, we began to grow and donate flowers. Our friends at Cedar Lake farm donated two rows of Snapdragons and Zinnias. The flowers were truly beautiful, and we were able to send them home as gifts of thanks to our wonderful volunteers as well as send them to our food pantry partners to spark a little joy during an especially challenging time.  This season, [...]

3 March 2023

How Nutritional Needs Change as You Age

March 1, 2023 Did you know that nutritional needs change as you age? Not many people know that eating healthy, balanced meals becomes more important as you age. This is because aging is related to many changes like nutrient deficiencies, decreased quality of life, and poor health outcomes. As you age, you’re less able to absorb important nutrients that your body needs to function and are more able to excrete [...]

1 March 2023

2023 Plant-A-Thon

On May 19th, 20th, and 21st the JK Community Farm’s community will be working together to plant 30,000 seedlings. These seedlings will grow into about 100,000 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 [...]