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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Brandywine Creek Farms

In late 2015, Jonathan and Amanda Lawler began exploring the idea of turning their for profit farm into an organization that donates produce to the feeding the food insecure in their community.  They realized the need for such an operation after speaking with numerous organizations in Central Indiana.   After investing their personal finances into getting started, Jonathan and Amanda formed Brandywine Creek Farms. In our first season we grew 211 tons of produce, approximately 411,000 pounds.  BCF then partnered with Gleaners Food Bank, Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen and The Flanner House of Indianapolis and other organizations to assist with distribution.
In 2016 they grew over 420,000 pounds.  In 2017 they have 32,000 tomato plants, 14,000 pepper plants, 6,000 cucumber plants and after feeding the deer they have 800 kale plants left.  Brandywine has 4 locations ncluding urban farms in Indianapolis.  One third of their crop is donated and much of it is marketed at affordable access markets.  BCF partners with Hancock Regional Hospital to provide fresh, local produce at convenient locations at a reasonable price. To see times and locations go to http://www.hancockregionalhospital.org/healthy365/
For more information on Brandywine Creek Farms go to http://www.brandywinecreekfarms.org/
 

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Greenfield Kiwanians perform service projects to help people and organizations. We also perform service projects to raise funds to support Riley Children's Hospital and many local charities.