The drop in temperature in September signaled two things for us at Farm to Freezer – firstly a bit of relief from the heat of the stove; and secondly, delicious applesauce, sent to us with the change of the seasons! Thanks to Round Barn Farm, we received a bushel of fresh apples this week! Adat Shalom Congregation then participated in an alternate service Sabbath day, where people of all ages came out to dice the apples, so that they would be ready for our prep team to cook into applesauce. With this fall addition to our regularly prepared produce, we prepared a record-breaking 143 lbs. for the freezer this week! I am pleased to announce that we have now prepared over 1,000 pounds of food for Bethesda Cares‘ meals program. This is a huge accomplishment, with many thanks to our wonderful partners and volunteers.
Although most of our volunteer prep day opportunities are currently full, please sign-up for our waiting lists! There are often last-minute cancellations, whereas the people on the waitlist are contacted and offered the available spot. I look forward to seeing you this Saturday!
Whether or not you’ve participated in Farm to Freezer, please join us to celebrate the completion of our first season with Farm to Freezer! This event will be held on National Food Day, October 24th, from 7-9pm at Bethesda Green. This is a free, catered event, but you will need to sign-up on Meet-Up. We are so thankful for all of the support we have received this season, and we look forward to celebrating with you on October 24th!