Maillie firm members got their hands dirty at Springton Manor Farm on July 15, 2019. Firm members, under guidance from Chester County Food Bank, trellised heirloom and plum tomatoes, planted a variety of vegetables, and prepped garden beds for insect netting.
The Chester County Food Bank partners with local farms to assist with the offering of fresh, local produce to surrounding food cupboards and agencies. Through this partnership with Pete’s Produce Farm at Westtown School, Springton Manor Farm, Technical College High School, Pennock’s Bridge Campus, and other affiliated farm partners, the Chester County Food Bank grows and harvests over 200,000 pounds of produce each season.
Springton Manor Farm is a 300-acre county park that has been a working farm since the 1700’s. The Food Bank’s portion of the park features a 36-foot greenhouse for seedling production, nearly an acre of field for growing vegetables, raised bed gardens, and an 80-foot-high tunnel (hoop house) that allows for vegetables to be harvested year-around.
Maillie firm members enjoyed their experience and look forward to volunteering again. Supporting organizations whose mission is to help those most at risk is an important part of our firm values. Charitable giving is a significant part of building the bond that makes us Maillie! To learn more, visit our Community Page.