JK Community Farm hosted its annual Intern Day for area companies on Friday.
Businesses were invited to send teams of interns to the farm for teambuilding as well as a chance to give back to the community. Five companies—Infinitive, Northwest Federal Credit Union, Pine Ridge Landscaping, CapRelo and JK Moving—sent around 30 interns for a day of harvesting and caring for crops.
According to Kuhn, each partner food pantry has a specific day to pick up the fresh produce. She said they usually pick up about 5,000 pounds at a time. Loudoun Hunger Relief picks up twice a week because they are so close to the farm.
“Everything is grown beyond organic. We follow regenerative agricultural practices which means we are putting everything back into soil that we are taking out, that way we can keep growing on this land. And we aren’t stripping the soil of its nutrients, so we can provide the most nutrient dense produce to the food pantry’s,” Kuhn said.