vegetable starts and labor needed for hailstorm-affected farm

Spreading the word about a local farmer who lost his crops in the freak hailstorm.  This was sent to me by Lynne Fessenden, the Executive Director of WFFC.  If you can help, it would be very much appreciated.

Hello friends of Willamette Farm and Food Coalition,

As some of you have no doubt heard, last Thursday, the hailstorm that blew through south west of town destroyed all of the vegetable crops at Lost Creek Farm (on Territorial Road in Crow).  Lost Creek Farm (David Desmond) sells vegetables at several area farmers markets and has a 45 member CSA program.Local farmers and gardeners have been donating vegetable starts to replant the farm. A work party has been planned for this Wednesday (see below).They could still use some more starts. If you have some to spare, or know of a source, please call David Desmond to confirm that they are plants he can use. 541-543-4973.

We thank you warmly and look forward to seeing old friends and new.

Work Party at Lost Creek Farm:

Join us for a work party on Wednesday June 10th to witness the effects of the storm and the amazing resiliency of the plants as we gather with other local produce enthusiasts to replant the farm.

We will be transplanting new starts, graciously donated by our community of farmers, and pruning shattered plants.Bring knives or shears for pruning, outdoor clothing for all weather, boots, gloves, water and snacks.

We’ll be there from 8 am to 5 pm, come for as much or as little as you like. 84402 Territorial Highway, 543-4973.

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