Healthy Harvest Farm is a program of Heaven's Helpers Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen
Healthy Harvest Farm in a program of Heaven's Helpers Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen. We are a recognized 501-C3 non-profit organization. Our headquarters is located in Woodbridge, NJ and our Midwest branch in located in Menomonee Falls, Wi. Healthy Harvest Farm was formed with community in mind. We practice organic growing methods on the farm, and all produce grown is donated to local food pantries and Feeding America in Milwaukee for distribution to it's partner pantries. In addition, we offer free classes to all ages who are interested in learning how to design, build, plant, grow, harvest and preserve their own food. The farm is a success due to our volunteers. We get the community involved and at the same time we teach families how to become self reliant through our classes all while growing organic food for families throughout the state. Our goal is to get all people involved to become food self reliant while also getting healthy.
Back by popular demand in 2018! Healthy Harvest Farm Program is again offering our free classes to kids, adults, seniors and anyone who is interested in learning how to design, build, plant, harvest and preserve food for your family. We provide the materials and the knowledge and you just need to show up! We give you everything to design and build your garden on site, then give you the seeds and dirt to get you growing. You take the garden with you and if you want to learn how to preserve food once it's harvest time, we will give you another free class on canning, freezing, and dehydrating food for your families needs. Classes fill up fast so contact Kathy before all the slots are filled. Each class holds 12 people and our classes are on Saturday mornings from 9:00am - 12:00 noon and run from May 25th through July 27th. If you have a large group that's fine, and everyone has loads of fun. We look forward to seeing you there!
Thank you for teaching my family how to grow our own food. My boys and I had a great time and they really love the fact that we can sit down to the dinner table and eat vegetables that they planted and grew. What a great freebee for families! Thanks again.
Henry Ayala, Milwaukee
My kids and I had a blast on the farm. What a nice change from living in Milwaukee. We planted tomatoes and beans in our hand made planter boxes and the kids would pick and eat right off the vine. We can't wait until this planting season starts. The boys have new ideas for their planter boxes and are actually asking about broccoli! Thank you so much for such a marvelous class.
Addy Nieves, Milwaukee, Wi
I just want to thank you for the wonderful class my family attended at the farm. It was great to see everyone "hands-on" building their gardens, and the kids want to build some bigger gardens for the back yard this year. I know we saved quite a bit of money buy growing our own vegetables and I'm ready to try a few fruit trees. This is so great for the community. Keep up the good work!
Antonio De LaRosa, Waukesha
If you're looking for a non-profit to donate to....you found it! We are seeking donors and sponsors to help us purchase the trees and vegetable plants to keep our farm producing organically grown food year-round. Any monetary donations are greatly appreciated. For those who want to sponsor, we have many opportunities. $25 will sponsor a berry bush purchased in your name. $50 will sponsor an entire row of vegetables in your name. $100 will sponsor a fruit tree purchased in your name. $250 or more of sponsorship or donation will get your name painted on either the barn or silo where several thousand people will see it each day. Just send your donation or sponsorship to: Heaven's Helpers Food Pantry 1405 Capitol Dr. Unit C #218, Pewaukee, Wi 53072. If you are a sponsor, be sure to include your name or the name of the person you would like recognized as the sponsor. If you have any questions, feel free to call Kathy Hoffman at: 732-742-8942. All donations and sponsorships are tax free.
Healthy Harvest Farm is expanding in 2018. With the help of our donors, we will be adding many fruit trees to the property which will begin baring fruit in 2019. Our first hoop house will be going up in the spring which will keep us growing well into the winter months! And, we will begin our barrel growing so we can produce more food per square foot! It's going to be a busy year at the farm and look forward to working with all the volunteers. If you would like to come out and be a volunteer, we always need help watering, planting and harvesting the food. Come and join our volunteer team and share the community experience. Call Kathy for volunteer dates and times starting May 1st. 732-742-8942. If you get the voice mail, we are probably getting things ready for our 2018 season, so leave a message with your phone number and we'll be sure to call you back! Happy Gardening!
Do we need to bring anything as a volunteer? We provide all the tools but we tell people to bring their own work gloves if they prefer they're own. Also, we have drinking water on site, but if you want to bring your own drinks in a thermos or cooler that is fine too.
Is there parking available? Yes, the farm has plenty of parking.
What do we do if it rains? Usually if it rains, the volunteers call Kathy first, 732-742-8942. With the new hoop house going up, we will still be able to take care of the plants inside the hoop house while it is raining outside.
How should we dress? Dress comfortable but in clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. We will be planting, watering and harvesting! NO open toes shoes allowed. Sneakers, work boots, or muck boots are fine.
Should be bring a lunch? No. Volunteers only come to the farm for 3 hours. We work from 9 am to 12:00 noon, so no need to pack a lunch.
Is there a bathroom on site? Yes... we have a portable bathroom for everyone to use. It is cleaned weekly and always smells clean.
Do we need to bring anything for the free classes? No. We have everything needed to design and build your garden. Just bring a smile and family or friends if you like.
Can disabled people attend this class? Yes. The farm is friendly to all, and since we do most of the building of the gardens inside the barn or just outside, we have access for anyone who is disabled.
Do we get to take our gardens home? Yes. You build your garden at the farm and take it with you. If you have a large yard and you want to plant in your ground, then we can help you design the garden and give you some seeds to get it growing.
How many people can I bring? Each class holds up to 12 people, so if you have a group or larger family, be sure to call and schedule a date suitable for the size of your party.
How many classes do we need to attend? The first class will help you design and build your garden. You are welcome to schedule for a second class on growing techniques and/or a third on food preservation. Classes are scheduled according to the harvesting times and preservation.
All fruits and vegetables grown are donated to local food pantries and Feeding America.
Healthy Harvest Farm practices organic growing procedures on the farmland. Never any sprays, just mother nature at work everyday to provide our recipients with the freshest, clean food available.
Come to the farm and volunteer a few hours a day, a week, a month and you will be hooked! Our volunteers love to spend time helping out our community. And if you can't be a volunteer, consider being a sponsor or donor. This program is about community and helping others while building friendships and meaningful relationships with like minded people. Our success is your success, so lets roll up our sleeves and get planting together!
We love our volunteers! We are scheduling now for the 2018 summer season. We are looking for volunteers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon to help us plant, water, harvest and do many other jobs around the farm. We work inside the hoop house if it rains. If you are interested, call Kathy Hoffman at: 732-742-8942 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you at the farm!
N64 W18768 Mill Rd. Menomonee Falls, WI 53051, US