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   Grimmway Farms Invests In Edible Education, Future Workforce
by Grimmway Farms
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 9:04AM EST

BAKERSFIELD, CA:  Grimmway Farms, a global produce leader and the world’s largest producer of carrots, has announced its support and partnership for a new Kern County initiative, “KC’s Farm,” an edible educational garden taking root at the Kern County Fairgrounds.  At a groundbreaking ceremony featuring business, education and nonprofit leaders on February 7, Grimmway Farms President and CEO Jeff Huckaby pledged the company’s ongoing support for educating the next generation of students and customers about the farm-to-table journey of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as the benefits of healthy eating and lifestyle habits.

“Grimmway Farms grows, harvests, packs and ships 65 varieties of fruits and vegetables,” Huckaby said. “We want to encourage the next generation to be interested in agriculture, with a knowledge and appreciation of what it takes to be good stewards of the land.”  KC’s Farm will serve as an edible schoolyard for nearby Wayside Elementary and Sequoia Middle School, providing weekly hands-on learning opportunities focusing on growing, composting, gardening, soil preparation and nutrition. It will officially debut at Farm Day in the City in March, and will also be a cornerstone of this year’s Kern County Fair, September 19-30. 

Grimmway Farms co-owners Barbara Grimm-Marshall and Kari Grimm-Anderson are advocates and supporters of KC’s Farm. Grimmway Academy Arvin, Grimmway Academy Shafter, and the Buena Vista Edible Schoolyard are programs of the Grimm Family Education Foundation which supports initiatives to improve education and community wellness in Kern County.

“Through KC’s Farm we can reach even more members of our community,” Huckaby added, “including students, families, and the 450,000 annual visitors to the Kern County Fair.”

Joining Grimmway Farms as “Farm Founders” are Wells Fargo, Wheeler Foundation, Friends of the Kern County Fair, and the Robert Grimm Family Foundation, with organizational planning and support from the Kern County Farm Bureau and Holaday Seed Company. 

About Grimmway Farms

Family-owned and headquartered in Bakersfield, California, Grimmway Farms traces its roots to a produce stand opened by the Grimm brothers in the early 1960s. Grimmway is a global produce leader and the world’s largest producer of carrots. Grimmway supplies more than 65 organic, USA-grown crops year-round. Brands include Cal-Organic Farms and Bunny-Luv. Grimmway is committed to caring for customers and employees, honoring sustainable practices, and preserving natural resources for future generations.

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Source: Grimmway Farms


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