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Compassion & Outreach

First Fruits Co-op

The First Fruits Co-op is a group of committed individuals from AC3 ~ Allen Creek Community Church and elsewhere, who plant, cultivate, harvest vegetables, keep bees for honey and share the produce with each other and Seeds of Grace for food distribution days and internship projects such as the new SEEDS Market Mentorship Program.

You might say, “I’ve heard of this! It’s a C.S.A. (Community Supported Agriculture)!” You’re partially right...but there’s MORE! Read on...

While Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is not a new idea, making it a Gospel endeavor might be. Where a CSA simply provides its paying customers with produce, First Fruits adds a few wrinkles:

  • Most members provide the labor to grow the food themselves.
  • A lion’s share of the harvest is contributed to the AC3 Community Center and the Seeds of Grace Resource Exchange.
  • FIRST FRUITS MISSION STATEMENT:

    Loving God, one another and our community by producing and sharing wholesome foods in a Christ-centered community.

    First Fruits Co-op (video)

    WINTER SCHEDULE:

    November-March each year we meet offsite at 10:30am place of meeting to be announced prior to each meeting.

    SUMMER SCHEDULE:

    April-October: the first Saturday of each month 10am at the First Fruits Farm.

    The Farm

    8832 99th Ave NE - Arlington, WA

    Call Jan Hayes 425-268-7949 for directions.

    (VISITORS WELCOME BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)

    LIKE US on Facebook! Already a member go directly to the 'member only' Facebook page.

    Download the First Fruits Mission Statement and membership outline in PDF format. (Membership fee's are for an entire year. No monthly fees.)

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    Hello Everyone,

    God is good------That statement just does not fill the HUGE space in my heart for what God can and DID do this year at the Farm--First Fruits. Can't wait to see what kind of harvest we have this year, most of which will be given to Seeds of Grace Resource Exchange.

    First Fruit Co-op members also harvested food for themselves.

    The key ingredient is "US", working in concert with our Creator to do his bidding in HIS DIRT!!!! I pray that you all will be blessed by God this year and renewed to come back next spring as we begin a new harvest year.

    Peace and Gratitude,

    Jan Hayes - First Fruits Co-op Manager

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