Submitted by Nicola Barnack
Director of Development
August 24, 2022
Barnabas Center and Traders Hill Farm, a Hilliard-based aquaponics greenhouse, are partnering to bring locally-grown produce to doorsteps across Nassau County via the farm’s Gather & Give™ affiliate program.
“The Gather & Give program is a wonderful investment in improving the health of our entire community,” said Jamie Reynolds, Barnabas Center President/CEO. “Traders Hill Farm’s home delivery subscription service, in support of Barnabas Center, gives you the opportunity to purchase healthy, locally-grown vegetables. In turn, the farm’s support for our food programs helps us provide heathy food options to our clients and patients. We all benefit from Gather & Give!”
Known for their signature romaine lettuce, Traders Hill Farm grows their lettuce without harmful chemicals and it arrives at your door within 48 hours of harvesting, staying fresh for up to two weeks. In addition, they partner with farms in Florida and Southeast Georgia to create their flagship Wellness Boxxes, a combination of leafy greens and seasonal produce.
It’s easy to get started on eating local produce through Gather & Give. Visit TradersHill.com/Barnabas, browse the Traders Hill Farm Boxx subscription selections, and be sure to use the code BARNABASGG at checkout. A portion of your purchase will help fund Barnabas Center’s Nutrition Services programs, including the food pantry and countywide food distributions, which provide much-needed items to food-insecure adults and children in Nassau County.
“As we continue to gain our balance after the pandemic and navigate the recent increase in many costs, Barnabas still has a significant need for donations of healthy, shelf-stable items from the community,” said Reynolds. “We are very thankful for this partnership with Traders Hill Farm and the benefit it will bring to our food programs.”
Barnabas Center’s mission is to provide help and hope to individuals and families in need throughout Nassau County to improve their stability, health and well-being. To learn more, visit BarnabasNassau.org or call (904) 261-7000.