Harvesting Hope for Moose Jaw

Mosaic Community Food Farm (MCFF) staff and supporters were busy harvesting produce from the Farm’s soil on Thursday morning.  Four short months ago, the farm was nothing more than a patch of worked soil, but today is a field filled with hope. Wakamow Valley Authority staff worked diligently throughout the summer to grow fresh produce, including the Farm’s Coordinator, Rachel Runnalls and summer student workers Jory Litt-Jukes, Corissa Ducharme, Kagan Meir and Jordan Armstrong and many volunteers, including those from the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council’s English as an Additional Language (MJMC EAL) students.  Harvested produce is shared with the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank, Hunger in Moose Jaw and Riverside Mission. The Mosaic Community Food Farm is funded largely by The Mosaic Company and provides hand-grown local food to these agencies to support the vulnerable populations they serve.  The production of the farm has again exceeded all expectations.  This success was on display, shown by the hundreds of pounds of vegetables being pulled, cleaned and stored. “Mosaic is very proud to be part of this collaborative food security initiative,” says Celeste Geisbauer, Sr. Community Investment Specialist with The Mosaic Company. “At Mosaic, our mission is to help grow the food the world needs, and this plan starts here at home.  Partnering with Wakamow Valley Authority and our food security partners of on the Food Farm is one of the ways we try and tackle the complex issue of hunger.” Volunteers are a vital component of the MCFF.  Over the course of the summer, countless volunteer hours are provided by the MJMC EAL students and instructors. Doug Cassidy, an...