DC sponsored ministry: Seton Harvest, Evansville, IN

Joe Schalasky, farmer at Seton Harvest (photo courtesy of the Province of St. Louise)

Joe Schalasky, farmer at Seton Harvest (photo courtesy of the Province of St. Louise)

In honor of Earth Day, we spotlight a current sponsored ministry of the Province of St. Louise, Seton Harvest.

Established in 2005, Seton Harvest is a is a certified naturally-grown produce farm. It is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm, which divides its produce among a committed group of supporters who share with the farmer the risks and benefits of farming. What sets Seton Harvest apart from other CSAs is that the shareholders, along with the Daughters of Charity and other fundraising efforts, support the donation of at least 10,000 pounds of produce (about 20-23 percent) a year to Evansville-area homeless shelters and food pantries. Joe Schalasky, farmer, shares, “If I could, I would love to be able to grow it all for charity.”

Seton Harvest Mission Statement
To use the land in a just and environmentally conscious way by sharing locally grown food with shareholders, as well as persons who are poor and homeless, and by providing educational opportunities around sustainable agriculture

Learn more at www.setonharvest.org

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