Carrots / Peter Wendt

Carrots / Peter Wendt

With Hurricane Irma, how did you fare? We feel so grateful that there wasn’t much harm at our office, but we know it wasn’t like that for everyone, especially our Florida farms. Many lost time, crops and the core of their businesses — and our hearts are heavy. Instead of sitting around, we know that we need to help Florida farms and do what we can to get them back on their feet — and we know that we are not alone.

How to Help Florida Farms after Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma Relief Volunteer Day at Lox Farms
Lox Farms, Loxahatchee
September 23 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Lunch will be provided.
RSVP: [email protected]

Lox Farms is hosting a volunteer day at the farm on September 23 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. This day will be dedicated to helping the farm get back in working order, as many of their crops were ruined due to the flooding. Assistance is needed in moving soil, replanting and cleaning up debris. A complimentary lunch will be provided by Chef Rasheed of Olive Oils of the World. Shovels and wheels barrels are also need. An advance RSVP is suggested.

Irma FARMraiser at Ground Floor Farm
Ground Floor Farm, 100 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blue, Stuart
Sat., September 23 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Ground Floor Farm will celebrate their season grand opener this Saturday, September 23. While Irma hit the farm and has put them behind 6 weeks, Ground Floor Farm has decided that there are others in more dire need — and will donate 50% of their profits from the day to Harmony Foods in Stuart, as the owner Cory’s destroyed and needs to be replaced.

Activities during the grand opener include food, drink, farm tours, camaraderie and live music.

Florida Ag Museum – Volunteers Wanted
7900 Old Kings Rd. N., Palm Coast

The museum has an active volunteer program where friendly folks help make the Museum grow and succeed. There are many different opportunities year-round, but for now, they are looking for additional hands in helping with tree removal, as there was a small tornado hop around the property. Call 386-446-7630 or email [email protected] 

Deep Spring Farm – Volunteers Wanted
16419 W CR 1491, Alachua
Email Deep Spring Farm

Deep Spring Farm is busy cleaning up and they are looking for some extra hands to help them out. Activities include working around the spring fed pond, preparing for fall community event, piling branches and Spanish moss into beds to mulch plants and prevent erosion. These activities can be followed by a refreshing dip in the spring.

Michael Borek Farms / Teena’s Pride  – Funds Needed
Go Fund Me Campaign

Teena’s Pride / Michael Borek Farms has been feeding South Florida for decades and with Hurricane Irma, their property was devastated. They lost 20 acres of okra, their greenhouses and plant tables and are raising money to rebuild their greenhouses and get their crews back to work. Any donation is welcome.