We have good news to report. Since last week’s email, we received a response to our request for workers from USCIS. Our crew from Puebla is at the US Consulate today in Mexico. It takes three days to complete the paperwork, biometrics, and multiple rounds of interviews. Hopefully by Thursday they will all have approval to enter the US and will be on a bus destined for north Florida. Please keep them in your thoughts as they pass through one of the most dangerous places on the continent en route to help us grow the food you all love.
As we begin the fourth week of October, we’re grateful for all of the volunteers who have come out to help us plant strawberries this week. Since Thursday we’ve put thousands of plants in the ground and we’ll be working together this week to complete the planting. If you’re up to the challenge please come join us Monday (10/22) afternoon from 2:00pm to 6:00pm and Tuesday (10/23) morning from 8:00am to 12:00pm. We’ll send out another email later this week if we plan on volunteer dates on Thursday and Friday to complete the planting. Thank you for all the support we have received over the week! Many hands make light work. -Farmer John
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