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Seed to Feed needs hands to help pick potatoes

All you need to help fight hunger at home are your two hands and a few hours in the middle of the week. 

Seed to Feed’s annual potato harvest is Tuesday, Oct. 6 and Wednesday, Oct. 7, according to a newsletter from Seed to Feed.

Every year since 2012, the program has partnered with local farmers to harvest potatoes to help folks in need, according to the newsletter. 

The harvest was a little early this year and so some volunteer hands are needed to help with the harvest. The farmer tills the ground and volunteers pile the potatoes from the field into boxes, according to the newsletter. 

The farmer this year expects to yield about 40,000 pounds of potatoes from the field at 62535 C.R. 37, Goshen, according to the letter. 

Harvest starts Tuesday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. and goes until sunset. Seed to Feed recommends working between two and four hours. Sign up to volunteer online or by emailing

In case of rain, the harvest will be Thursday, Oct. 8. 

Parking is available along the driveway of Hope Springs Manor, co-coordinator Natasha Weisenbeck said. There’s a portable toilet on site, but people should bring their own water bottles and gloves, if needed. 

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