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Whole Foods Market has selected The Santa Fe Community Farm to be the recipient of its upcoming community support day.
On July 24, five percent of the total day’s sales at the Whole Foods Markets in Santa Fe will be donated to the Santa Fe Community Farm to support the organization’s commitment of growing fresh, fruits and vegetables for those in need throughout Santa Fe County.
Established 60 years ago by Santa Fe native John Stephenson, the 11-acre farm located in Agua Fria remains one of the oldest farms in Santa Fe.
After retirement, John Stephenson who will be turning 99 next month, dedicated the operation of his farm to sustainable agriculture and charitable giving and the farm currently operates as a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
Working in partnership with The Food Depot, the Santa Fe Community Farm regularly makes charitable donations of its fruit and produce to the hungry, the homeless and the disabled across Northern New Mexico. The farm is an open classroom offering volunteer opportunities to people of all ages and abilities.
It serves as an agricultural education center to develop hands on skills in sustainable farming and runs almost entirely with the support of its volunteers.
To learn more about the Farm, visit santafecommunityfarm.org.