2017 Fishing Derby
May
27
8:00 am08:00

2017 Fishing Derby

Join us for our 4th Annual Wisdom For Life Fishing Derby!! We will have food and prizes. Fun for all ages! Please register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wisdom-for-life-fishing-derby-registration-16493038121

MLK Sweet Potato Drop
Jan
16
9:00 am09:00

MLK Sweet Potato Drop

  • Community Family Life and Recreation Center at Lyon Park

"Everybody can be great because everybody can serve...." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

 

We need your help! 

On Monday, January 16th, we will be bagging sweet potatoes from 9:00AM-1:00PM in Durham. These sweet potatoes were harvested in October and have been curing in a warehouse since then, but now is the time to get them ready to be distributed to feeding agencies and food pantries. 

Please join us in the parking lot behind the Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park (1309 Halley Street, Durham). Walk around the building on the Kent Street side to find 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes ready to be bagged! We need as many helping hands as possible so come join us, even if only for an hour. 

We hope to see you soon!

If you are an organization that would like to receive sweet potatoes, please email us at firstfruits@wisdomforlife.org

2016 Youth Fishing Derby
May
28
8:00 am08:00

2016 Youth Fishing Derby

  • 832 Mort Harris Rd Louisburg, NC, 27549 United States

Make plans to join us for our 3rd annual youth fishing derby. The past two years have been a great success, and we're excited to once again host this annual event for the community.

Details to follow closer to event date. 

2015 Harvest Festival
Nov
7
9:00 am09:00

2015 Harvest Festival

Thanks to a successful 2014 sweet potato harvest, our plans are to do it again November 7, 2015 in the form of a Great Harvest Festival. Our goals are to double our sweet potato harvest numbers to 200,000 pounds. Harvesting will take place from 9am-12pm. Afterwards, enjoy fishing, hayrides, cornmaze, food, and live entertainment from local churches. 

May
30
11:30 am11:30

Youth Fishing Derby

  • 832 Mort Harris Rd Louisburg, NC, 27549 United States

We will hold our 2nd annual Youth Fishing Derby at First Fruits Farm May 30, 2015.  All youth age 12 and under welcome.  Register May 1st! 

Sweet Potato Harvest
Nov
1
Nov 11

Sweet Potato Harvest

More than 100,000 pounds of sweet potatoes were harvsted on First Fruits Farm in Louisburg benefiting the Inner Faith Food Shuttle, The Food Bank of Eastern North Carolina, and a host of local Churches and food pantries.   Rebecca Page with the Society of St. Andrews helped to rally more than 500 volunteers in this collaborative community effort to fight hunger.  Special thanks to Len Wester of Wester Farms for lending his expertise in preparing the fields and planting the sweet potato slips.  Also a special thanks to David and Allen Rose of J.B. Rose & Sons for donating the sweet potato slips.   Please join us in the future at one of our many harvesting and gleaning effort at First Fruits Farm.

Jun
1
Jun 30

Cucumber Gleaning

More than 10,000 pounds of cucumbers were gleaned on the fields at First Fruits Farm benefiting the Inner Faith Food Shuttle.  The Society of St. Andrews rallied more than 50 volunteers who were willing to labor through the heat to bring in an abundant haul of cucmbers.  Special thanks to Len Wester of Wester farms for allowing us to glean from his crop.

Youth Fishing Derby
May
31
11:30 am11:30

Youth Fishing Derby

We were blessed with great weather for our first annual Youth Fishing Derby at First Fruits Farm.  Every youth in attendance was successful in catching at least one fish.  All participants were awarded with a Bible, backpack, and a brand new Zebco fishing rod.