The Farm at Cedar Ridge

The farm at Cedar Ridge is a little over half an acre of vegetable and fruit crops, tended by volunteers from our church community and the surrounding neighborhood. Each year we grow about 2 tons of organic food, which is distributed to people in need, in collaboration with Manna Food Center. Although Maryland is the wealthiest state in the US as measured by median household income (and Montgomery County is the second wealthiest county in Maryland) poverty and hunger are widespread and growing problems.

In a normal year, we welcome all kinds of community involvement! We love having people of all ages and abilities volunteer at times that work for them. We have hosted groups from schools, businesses, organizations working with people with developmental challenges, scout troops, and various faith communities. In any other year, we would extend to you a very warm invitation to join with us in this meaningful work of being “the change we want to see in the world.”

But unfortunately, this year, we have no option but to do things differently. Because of the threat of COVID-19, this season, all work on the farm will be carried out by our dedicated farm team members, following strict farming and food handling guidelines. This will allow us to continue to grow healthy fruits and vegetables for those in need, while ensuring that volunteers and food recipients are not exposed to risk. We look forward to welcoming back volunteers from Cedar Ridge and beyond next season.

Follow along virtually: Check back regularly to see how production and harvesting is progressing.

The Latest from the Farm

Photo: Lettuces flourishing with all this recent rain!