Some CAFB employees and interns piled into a van recently and headed out to Green Gate Farms to learn about the local farming community by working in the shoes of an area farmer for a day.

The team learned a lot about local farming and, as an added benefit, harvested 124 pounds of assorted produce to bring back to CAFB for distribution to Partner Agencies. This project was part of a larger effort to build relationships with the local organic farming community.

The next step will be inviting farmers like Erin Flynn and Skip Connett, owners of Green Gate, to visit the Food Bank and educate them on how our distribution process works and how they can help get food to Central Texans in need.

Skip and Erin were extremely appreciative and impressed with the amount of work accomplished. The enthusiasm and great attitudes of the Food Bank team members really helped make the day an incredibly positive experience for all involved. They left the farm sore but proud to have done a hard day’s work on the farm.