July 10, 2023

Deardorff Family Farms Dedicates Acres of Land to Those Experiencing Food Insecurity

Deardorff Family Farms has partnered with Food Share to create Farm Share, a social entrepreneurship project led by Kate Deardorff─a senior year in high school─to fight hunger in Ventura County.

To address the fresh produce needs of those facing food insecurities in Ventura County, Deardorff Family Farms has dedicated several acres of their family farm for growing produce specifically for Food Share. Volunteers are currently planting romaine, iceberg, cabbage and cauliflower that they will harvest later this summer. The program is set to produce over 100,000 pounds of fresh vegetables.

“Having grown up in a farming family,” Kate Deardorff said about the program, “I knew that if we could connect the farms more directly with Food Share, we could improve both the quantity and quality of fresh produce available to those who need it most.”

To arrange a Farm Share tour or learn more, please use the contact Tom Deardorff, II at 805-487-7801, ext. 107 or at [email protected].