The Wittel Farm

The Wittel Farm

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Thank you to The Wittel Farm for the wonderful donations this afternoon!
It's that time of year again! THANK YOU to The Wittel Farm for your amazing donations of produce to the Cupboard for our clients to enjoy! We just received zucchini, tomatoes, cantaloupe and green peppers for our clients to enjoy this week!

Produce grown right here in E-town, and donated to local food banks in Central PA, The Wittel Farm is operated by volunteers, just like the Cupboard. We appreciate all of the time and work you put into providing fresh produce for our neighbors in need!

We are so thankful for amazing community partners, like The Wittel Farm - yesterday we received fresh and gorgeous zucchini’s and cucumbers to give to our families in their boxes. This ministry project between The Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania, the Lower Susquehanna Synod ELCA, and Hunger-Free Lancaster County reclaims a portion of the acreage gifts to the LCC for its original use, farming. The crops harvested are donated to local families in need, and we think that’s fantastic! Thank you! Check out Wittel Farm & consider supporting them through a donation or volunteering.
Did you know that The Wittel Farm has an easy way for volunteer farmers to sign up for Creation Days? A great fellowship or youth group adventure.
Come on out to the The Wittel Farm Saturday and grow community, justice and food! We'll be there to roll up our sleeves and send up our petitions for the land, the people who care for it and those who are fed by the fruits of their labors. If you can't come, please remember all these in your prayers and remind lawmakers to support programs that remain vital to feeding hungry neighbors. Act here. https://support.elca.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1351

ELCA World Hunger The Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania Lower Susquehanna Synod ELCA
Join our friends at The Wittel Farm and Hunger-Free Lancaster County to help with planting Saturday, May 15 and 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at 1753 Mill Rd, Elizabethtown.

Last year the farm donated nearly 20,000 pounds of produce to keep our local community fed; let's help exceed that goal this year!
THANK YOU to everyone who engaged with our video series! Because of your participation, GRIT was able to donate to the following charitable organizations and make an impact in our community this holiday season!

🌟 $50 to Speranza Animal Rescue

🌟 $150 to Cornerstone Youth Home

🌟 $100 to The Wittel Farm

🌟 $150 to York County Food Bank

Stumbled upon The Wittel Farm while on family-getaway in Elizabethtown, PA. What a nice retreat! I contacted Lower Susquehanna Synod ELCA to find out if lowly Metro D.C. Synod, ELCA folks are invited :-) . Where do you retreat?
We wanted to give a BIG THANK YOU to all of the individuals and groups that have been donating produce to us over the past few weeks.

Thank you to the Masonic Victory Garden, the Winters Heritage House Museum, The Wittel Farm, and so many local farmers! Thank you to the local E-town residents as well, who are donating from their personal garden!

Fresh produce helps our partnership with Feeding Pennsylvania and our clients are very thankful for all of your donations.

Thank you for helping your neighbors in need!
At The Wittel Farm Growing Project, a ministry of Lutheran Camping Corporation in Lancaster County, PA supported by an ELCA World Hunger Domestic Hunger Grant, God's people unite to plant, tend, harvest and donate fresh, nutritious vegetables, providing just over 47,000 pounds (about 39,165 meals) to food insecure individuals and families in 3 years.

This National Agriculture Week, we give God thanks for growers who cultivate abundance.
The Wittel Farm is at it again! They just dropped off gorgeous cantaloupe and sweet corn! Thank you to the volunteers at Wittel Farm, this wouldn't be possible without all of your hard work and dedication. Our clients appreciate it greatly!

85 acres of beautiful farm and woodland on the outskirts of Elizabethtown, Lancaster County. The Wit Visit LutheranCamping.org for more info.

The LCC is a Reconciling In Christ Organization and holds to the belief that God is the maker of all good things. We acknowledge that we, God’s people, are made in many different ways, but all are beautifully made and loved by God.

LCC Future Directions 11/29/2022

LCC Future Directions

Last Call! If you have not already, please take this survey by December 1.
The LCC Board of Directors has entered a strategic planning process to discern where God is calling us and to intentionally plan for our life and work together at LCC.

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11/25/2022

Transgender people reflect the Diversity of God.

Photos from Plainsong Farm's post 11/25/2022

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11/24/2022

We are for YOU!

LCC Future Directions 11/21/2022

LCC Future Directions

Reminder - If you have not already, please take this survey by December 1.
The LCC Board of Directors has entered a strategic planning process to discern where God is calling us and to intentionally plan for our life and work together at LCC.

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Photos from The Wittel Farm's post 11/18/2022

It takes a lot of us working together to plant, grow, and share the harvest! Why not give extra today

Support Wittel Farm Growing Project (Lutheran Camping Corporation) in #ExtraGive! | ExtraGive 11/18/2022

Support Wittel Farm Growing Project (Lutheran Camping Corporation) in #ExtraGive! | ExtraGive

Support the planting, growing, and sharing! Our mission is to practice agriculture that benefits the earth and our neighbors. With volunteer support, we grow tons of fresh veggies every year and we give them away through food relief partners all over Lancaster county! We are an education farm and run programs to learn about regenerative agriculture and healthy local food systems.

Support Wittel Farm Growing Project (Lutheran Camping Corporation) in #ExtraGive! | ExtraGive I’m ready to support Wittel Farm Growing Project (Lutheran Camping Corporation) on November 18, 2022 during ExtraGive. Learn more about Wittel Farm Growing Project (Lutheran Camping Corporation) and all the other organizations participating in .

11/17/2022
Advent Day Apart | The Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania 11/16/2022

Advent Day Apart | The Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania

A time of reflection on sabbath-keeping, the season of winter, and the gift of a silently resting creation. We will explore biblical references to Sabbath rest.
Join us for the Advent Day Apart on December 3.

Advent Day Apart | The Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania Join us for an Advent Day Apart at The Wittel Farm, a day of Bible study, worship, and prayerful reflection as we seek to prepare for the coming of the Christ. Registration fee includes lunch.

11/16/2022

From the creators of Lancaster Local Provisions, comes Lancaster Gift Box (LGB)!

Lancaster Gift Box curates signature gift boxes that capture the flavors of Lancaster County in a modern & luxurious way.

Deliver joy to the people in your life with gifts, curated with handcrafted Lancaster County & Pennsylvania-Made products.

Every item is made in small batches with a lot of love. Every gift helps support local farmers and makers and 1% of every sale goes towards preserving farmland in Lancaster County.

LCC Future Directions 11/16/2022

LCC Future Directions

The LCC Board of Directors has entered a strategic planning process to discern where God is calling us and to intentionally plan for our life and work together at LCC.

This process will build on our long and rich history and is essential for ensuring we are faithful stewards of God's abundant resources. This process will also help us recognize and hold ourselves accountable to the opportunities for ministry that lie ahead of our community.

The process will be led by the strategic planning team. Serving on the team are:
Pr. Elizabeth Eckman, Stella Ludwig, Pr. Alex Martini, Pr. Drahus Oslik, Charlie Roberts, Colleen Sites

You are a critical voice to us in this process. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey!

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‎The Gifts That Give Hope Podcast: Wittel Farm: Once A Farmer... Always A Farmer? on Apple Podcasts 11/10/2022

‎The Gifts That Give Hope Podcast: Wittel Farm: Once A Farmer... Always A Farmer? on Apple Podcasts

Our director, Pastor Matt Lenahan, was a guest on this podcast. Thank you to our friend, Jennifer Knepper. He discusses the growing project and the sustainable practices they are learning and teaching as a model for community-based agriculture. We need to restore our relationship with the land and Wittel is a place that can happen for thousands of people.

‎The Gifts That Give Hope Podcast: Wittel Farm: Once A Farmer... Always A Farmer? on Apple Podcasts ‎Show The Gifts That Give Hope Podcast, Ep Wittel Farm: Once A Farmer... Always A Farmer? - Sep 22, 2022

Online Quilt & Craft Auction 11/02/2022

Online Quilt & Craft Auction

A little more than 24 hours left to bid online! Online bidding ends November 3 at noon. Then join us at Nawakwa on November 6 for the in-person silent & live auctions!! It's a fun day at and for camp!

Online Quilt & Craft Auction Join us for this year’s Quilt Auction on Sunday, November 6. This fun-filled week of bidding raises money for the LCC Endowment Fund, which helps to financially sustain our fine ministry activities.

08/30/2022

Today's harvest. 310 pounds of gorgeous tomatoes. 10 boxes in 2 hours. Just one worker. Total to date for 2022: 10,046 pounds! More to come!

Photos from The Wittel Farm's post 08/23/2022

Over 1,500 pounds of tomatoes and potatoes were delivered today to Central PA Food Bank and Lancaster County food hub. Thanks to Christina, Summit, and Rivers Smoker who harvested 850 pounds of tomatoes this morning. ( Pastor Matt helped). So far, we have harvested 9,376 lbs. for our neighbors.

Photos from The Wittel Farm's post 08/20/2022

Thank you Etown Rotary Club files for your volunteer work today. We harvested 999 pounds of tomatoes and potatoes together!

08/18/2022

Join us this Saturday at 9:00 am for the potato harvest!

08/17/2022

This summer, Pastor Matt had the privilege to work with these two at the farm. What a joy to spend time with both of them before they head off to college. They were both hard workers, loved the place and the work, supported volunteers, delivered produce, and made me smile a lot. Thanks for a great summer, Cora and Jonah!

Photos from The Wittel Farm's post 08/16/2022

We currently have over 100 boxes of tomatoes and 15 boxes of melons at the farm. About 3,700 pounds. All of it for food relief in Lancaster county this week!!

08/14/2022

Yesterday over 20 children and adults from the Etown ward of the LDS church came to the farm to harvest together. They harvested over 900 pounds of tomatoes, 30 boxes! Our total harvest yesterday included about 250 pounds of cantaloupe, too. In one week, we harvested 2,200 pounds of vegetables. From Saturday August 9 to yesterday, we harvested about two tons!!

Photos from The Wittel Farm's post 08/09/2022

We have over 60 boxes of tomatoes right now. And we just started picking cantaloupe and watermelon!! Some of the most perfect tomatoes we have ever produced.

Photos from The Wittel Farm's post 08/06/2022

Today we hosted over 40 Millersville University summer scholars. They harvested 1,899 pounds of tomatoes!! Our summer total is 3,400 pounds with much more to go! Watermelon, cantaloupes, peppers, and potatoes coming soon. And fall veggies are planted!

Photos from The Wittel Farm's post 07/21/2022

This summer the pollinator gardens at the farm are beautiful. Come and see!

Beloved monarch butterflies now listed as endangered 07/21/2022

Beloved monarch butterflies now listed as endangered

This is why our pollinator gardens matter.

Beloved monarch butterflies now listed as endangered WASHINGTON (AP) — The monarch butterfly fluttered a step closer to extinction Thursday, as scientists put the iconic orange-and-black insect on the endangered list because of its fast dwindling numbers.

Photos from The Wittel Farm's post 06/21/2022

Pulling w**ds, harvesting zucchini and sugar snap peas, clearing the labrynth. Thanks to the volunteers from Lancaster confirmation camp and Lutheran youth on mission from the Reading area. 40 volunteers today! Over 110 pounds of fresh veggies.

06/03/2022
Jennifer Knepper shares memories of Pennsylvania Dutch food, Lancaster restaurants in ‘Food is Love’ [Q&A] 05/31/2022

Jennifer Knepper shares memories of Pennsylvania Dutch food, Lancaster restaurants in ‘Food is Love’ [Q&A]

Jennifer Knepper shares memories of Pennsylvania Dutch food, Lancaster restaurants in ‘Food is Love’ [Q&A] Author Jennifer Knepper talks heritage, food and memories ahead of book signing

05/27/2022

Due to the 🌧️ forecast, Wittel farm volunteer workday is cancelled for tomorrow, May 28.

our native bees among the peas! 05/20/2022

our native bees among the peas!

Native bees among our peas. Come and see this wonder of creation at Wittel Farm. (And help us plant veggies too!)

our native bees among the peas!

The Moment for Food Sovereignty is Now 05/19/2022

The Moment for Food Sovereignty is Now

The Moment for Food Sovereignty is Now From panic planting to cooperative gardens, farmers focused on equity and food justice know that ‘if you can feed yourself, you can free yourself.’

Photos from The Wittel Farm's post 05/14/2022

Planting day! We welcomed over 30 volunteers from Christ Lutheran, Etown and the Etown ward of the Latter Day Saints. Along with several individual volunteers (including Jenn, Maggie, Dave, Chris, Jim, and Tim--- all regular farm volunteers). We planted potatoes, lettuce, broccoli, tomatoes, kale, basil, and bell peppers. Next week, we will plant thousands of vegetable plants And we need volunteers!!

New plastic mulch laying machine 05/12/2022

New plastic mulch laying machine

This is our new plastic mulch layer. We bought one this year to simplify our field preparations. We use Bio 360 black material, made of corn starch. It disintegrates naturally in a few months. We use it to start our vegetable transplants. It provides a w**d barrier and a warm, wet environment for early plant growth.

New plastic mulch laying machine We purchased this machine to simplify our field preparations. Now we can lay plastic on our own schedule. We use Bio 360 material that is made of corn starch...

Wittel Farm Planting Days 05/11/2022

Wittel Farm Planting Days

Planting Days are here!

Wittel Farm Planting Days

Planting, Growing, Sharing 05/11/2022

Planting, Growing, Sharing

Sign up now to volunteer at Wittel Farm this season!

Planting, Growing, Sharing Welcome to the Wittel Farm: A community ministry of the Lutheran Camping Corporation dedicated to growing and sharing fresh vegetables to end hunger in Lancaster County. Please join us on the farm in the 2022 growing season. Weekly volunteer hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays. 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.....

05/07/2022

Grateful to St. Thomas Episcopal Church and the Rev. Jennifer Mattson for inviting the Wittel Farm to be part of their Spring fest today!

Photos from The Wittel Farm's post 04/16/2022

The greenhouse is thriving with spinach, lettuce, and. Broccoli. And today we planted sugar snap peas and three types of broccoli in our field one. Tune in for updates and more planting days. Here we go, Growers! 2022 season has officially begun.

Planting, Growing, Sharing 03/31/2022

Planting, Growing, Sharing

Have you, your family, congregation, or group signed up to support the Wittel Farm this spring/summer season? Join us to plant, grow, and share farm fresh veggies with our neighbors.

Planting, Growing, Sharing Welcome to the Wittel Farm: A community ministry of the Lutheran Camping Corporation dedicated to growing and sharing fresh vegetables to end hunger in Lancaster County. Please join us on the farm in the 2022 growing season. Weekly volunteer hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays. 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.....

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1753 Mill Road
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