Hope Academy Students Visit Smith Farms

In September, 40 students, teachers, and parents from Hope Academy, one of our partner schools, gathered with Farmer Foodshare staff, BackPack Beginnings volunteer staff at Smith Farms, to share a community meal together. It was amazing to see the connective power of food in action– and there is no greater joy than seeing the smile on a happy, well-fed child’s face. Thank you to all of our partners who made this event happen! We hope to do more of these in the future.

smith-farm-6-2Students and their parents toured the farm complete with donkey sightings and fresh muscadine grapes.


Afterwards, the group enjoyed a delicious spread of salad, butternut squash soup, bread, and butter, sourced mostly from the Farmers Market.

smith-farm4Even our youngest guests were clamoring for more kale!