Seed to Table expanding its capacity

 

Last updated 2/6/2024 at 10:25am



The Seed to Table Farm team is looking forward to the year ahead, especially after the farm was buried under deep snow and ice these past few weeks. Seed to Table’s 10th anniversary brought an abundance of firsts, including record-breaking harvests feeding hundreds of Central Oregonians weekly and the greatest community engagement yet across Sisters Farmers Market visitors, produce share members, and student field trips. With a strong foundation beneath them, they’re looking ahead to another fantastic year.

On January 4, Holly Haddad began her new position as executive director, working closely with Founder and now Farm Director Audrey Tehan. With the Board and Tehan’s guidance, Haddad is digging into the organization’s culture, relationships, past accomplishments, and future goals. Haddad’s first days on the job were spent with Program Director, Hannah Joseph helping students explore flavors of curry made with carrots and squash. The winter cooking classes are some of Seed to Table’s newest extensions into school programming for more year-round programming.


The non-profit organization’s expanded capacity will allow it to sustain and deepen programs. Community offerings tripled over the past three years to better meet demands for fresh food and education. The farm has grown into one of the larger diversified production veggie farms across Central Oregon, which required additional leadership critical for sustainability. Tehan is excited to stay involved with organizational leadership while having the necessary space to focus on the complex and expanding farm operations. The Board and staff are beyond grateful for everything Tehan has done and continues to do for Seed to Table - grounded by her steadfast dedication to the community.


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The Seed to Table team of nine staff and six board members are eager to make 2024 the best year ever. With strong community support, they’re thankful to have met their fundraising goals for 2023.

“We are so grateful for the investment that our donors, businesses, and foundations are making. With this critical support, we will continue to be a sustainable, successful example of what’s possible with farming, partnerships with food banks, public education, and building community. We are honored to serve and work alongside our community each day,” said Tehan.

Seed to Table invites the community to join them by signing up for a produce share (which opens on February 15), stopping by the Sisters Farmers Market, volunteering, or bringing students to the Summer Farm Camp and Little Farmers.


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Seed to Table is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity, tax ID number 82-3795618, with a mission to increase health and wellness of the Central Oregon community through providing equitable access to locally grown, farm fresh produce and offering opportunities in farm-based education. For more information visit http://www.seedtotableoregon.org or contact Audrey Tehan at [email protected].

 

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