Share the Bounty

Since its inception, one of the goals of Willistown Conservation Trust’s Community Farm Program has been to share the bounty of Rushton Farm.

Beginning in 2009, each week during the growing season Rushton Farm donates several crates of fresh produce from the farm to the Chester County Food Bank through the West Chester Food Cupboard which supplies food to people in need in the West Chester area. The produce is the only fresh food received by the pantry.  Processed and packaged foods predominate.  Here Rushton Farm farmer, Aaron De Long, delivers one of the crates filled with squash, potatoes and lettuce straight from the fields.

In 2012, approximately 3,600 pounds (more than 10% of the total harvest) were donated to West Chester Food Cupboard.