Due to other obligations and interests, we have decided that after the organization’s five-year run, we’re ready to move on to new pastures and projects. 2017 was Harvest Ninja’s final season – Harvest Ninja will be coming to a close.
Since its start in 2013, the goal of Harvest Ninja was to feed our Green County community by tapping into the underutilized abundance of excess local fruits and veggies. Due to the incredibly generous support from the community, Harvest Ninja has been able to do more than we ever could have imagined. In five years, Harvest Ninja donated a grand total of 5,313 pounds of fruits, vegetables, and herbs to the Loaves & Fishes Community Meal in Monroe, WI – providing meals to hundreds of local citizens.
From the bottom of our hearts, we’d like to give a huge thank you to those who shared their excess produce, and to the Batz, Bernstein, Carus, Hankley, Krieger, Neton, Niesman, Paige, Reimer, Roth, Vestin, and Wellington-Beardmore families for volunteering their time as Harvest Ninjas. You have all been vital to making the project successful and fun.
In addition to the numerous other community members who helped out in various ways with this project, we’d like to especially thank:
Marilee Backstrand for putting the produce to good use at the Loaves & Fishes Community Meal.
The Sheaffer family and Sandhill Family Farms for opening up their farm’s abundant fields to the Harvest Ninjas after their CSA season concluded.
Mr. Schutte for generously sharing his family’s apricot, apple and pear trees with Harvest Ninja every fall.
Brett Olson for creating the amazing Harvest Ninja logo that we’ve used on our t-shirts.
Thanks again for all of your support.
Liam Kivirist and Olivia Roth
Co-Organizers of Harvest Ninja