Surrey farm that supplies food banks appeals for pickers to keep crops from rotting

Volunteer, even bring the kids, great learning opportunity, also keeps the kids busy, will help them realize how important food is, showing them generosity and respect where the vegtables come from. So take yourself and/or your family and take the time you can and help out for a great cause.


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Surrey farm that supplies food banks appeals for pickers to keeJas Singh of God’s Little Acre farmp crops from rotting

Looking out over acres of carrots, potatoes, cucumbers and squash, Jas Singh had one thing on his mind.

“I’m thinking we need to do a lot more — it’s not enough,” he said.

Singh runs God’s Little Acre, a hay-field-turned-food-growing-farm in Surrey that has provided fresh vegetables to local food banks and soup kitchens since 2011.

In two seasons, the farm expanded from three acres producing 62,000 pounds of potatoes that were donated to the Surrey Food Bank to eight acres of mixed vegetables distributed to food banks in Surrey, Maple Ridge and other municipalities.

The farm is now in its third year and producing its largest harvest yet. It is expected that with 34 acres planted, more than 200,000 pounds of vegetables — potatoes, carrots, cabbage, turnips, beets, squash, corn and more — will be donated to local food banks and soup kitchens.

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■ Volunteer pickers can show up at the farm at 16582-40th Ave. Wednesdays from 4 p.m. until dark and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until the end of October. Those wishing to volunteer on a different day or to make a donation of money, machinery or supplies can contact Jas Singh at 604-375-1172 or email Pickling cucumbers can be picked up at the farm Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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