The Salvation Army is pleased to announce to the Harrisonburg/Rockingham community that Cave Hill Farm LLC is providing 20 tons of free potatoes to local families on Saturday August 23rd. Families who wish to receive the potatoes may pick free of charge the plowed-up potatoes from the field staring at 10 a.m. that day.
In explaining what the farm is doing, John L Hopkins, manager of Cave Hill Farm stated, “Our farm’s goal with these potatoes is to help feed hungry people and assist low-income families. As The Salvation Army works with those in need every day I’ve asked if they can assist Cave Hill to get the word out to those they help and to the wider community. God has generously blessed our family and we’re pleased to help low-income families in our community in this small way.”
Families wishing to receive potatoes are responsible for gathering the potatoes. They can pick as many potatoes they wish for themselves, for their extended family and for passing on to friends. Bags for gathering of the potatoes are being provided by Cave Hill Farm. To further assist a wider range of people in the community with the potatoes, area families are invited to gather bags of potatoes for the family to deliver to a food pantry, feeding program or shelter of their choosing.
The McGaheysville area farm is located along Island Ford Road (Route 649), approximately one mile east of the junction of Highway 33 and Island Ford Road. For those traveling east on Island Ford Road the farm field is located on the left side of the road by the highway. While Cave Hill Farm will be placing signs near the farm, “people just need to watch for the tractor and people in the field gathering the potatoes,” states Mr. Hopkins.