Gleaning at the Farm

Prairie Wind Family Farm is a 40-acre USDA certified organic farm owned and operated by the Miller Family.  They are located at the heart of Prairie Crossing, a conservation community in Grayslake. The Millers believe in the power of collaboration and community.  One of their many outreach activities is a Gleaning Program which provides thousands of pounds of organic produce each year for community food pantries.  

At the end of September, seven youth and ten adults from Grace participated in the gleaning. The group was able to harvest a total of 177 lbs. of vegetables which consisted of 68 lbs. of lettuce, 51 lbs. of eggplants, 55 lbs. of broccoli and 3 lbs. of peppers. The vegetables were delivered to the Community Christian Church of Lake County and distributed through their food pantry.

Well done, Grace Family!