SOUP KITCHEN

 

Burton Farms' General Store - Thanks for giving Vegetables to the Hickory Soup Kitchen. Marcus and Renee deliver the food to the Soup once a month.

 

Radishes were delivered to the Hickory Soup Kitchen. Thanks to Marcus Miller and Rick Slaven for harvesting. Thanks to Michael Willard and Kathy Tiffee for maintaining the SALT Block Garden.  

 

Thanks to Raising Roots Farm, Danielle and Joseph for assisting with the harvest this morning. With a massive donation of eggs and an equally massive supply of lettuce, spinach, and kale from the Veterans Memorial Garden the Hickory Soup Kitchen had some work on their hands to store and prepare everything! All the volunteers made short work of delivering nearly 100lbs. of fresh produce.

 

Community gardens contribute to a healthy

lifestyle by:

  • providing fresh, safe, affordable herbs, fruits and vegetables

  • helping to relieve stress and increase sense of wellness

  • getting people active, which improves overall physical health

  • providing social opportunities that build a sense of community and belonging

  • giving people an opportunity to learn and share knowledge on gardening, nature, and cooking

  • Gives people HOPE 

August through November 2018 - 

November 9 - Marcus and Renee harvested the turnips for the Hickory Soup Kitchen.

October 9 - Chris Bolich and Renee Miller have been working at the Hickory Soup Kitchen on the garden beds. We have had a wonderful time. Lots of laughs, prayers, hard work and sweat. Today we had some gentleman helping us cut the turnip leaves and kale. Looking good.-

September 18 - The turnips are up at Hickory Soup Kitchen that HGH sowed. They are beautiful.

• September 8 - Worked hard the last two weeks at the Farm, Soup Kitchen and SALT Block Gardens. Thanks Joe, Joseph and his Mom, Michael and his family, Michele, Chris, Josh, Kathy and Marcus for helping.

August 31 - Worked in the Hickory Soup Kitchen Beds and cleaned out to sow turnips in six beds. Two more beds to clean. Also, the turnips are already coming up from Wednesday sowing.

August 28 - Frances (Mom) and Renee picked peppers and eggplant this weekend. We will be delivering more veggies from the farm to the Soup Kitchen this week. Also, getting SALT Block HGH garden ready for fall planting.

August 24 - HSK would like to send out a huge thank you to Hickory Greenway Harvest and all their volunteers for all the hard work they put into growing fresh produce for our guests! They stopped by this morning with the most beautiful eggplant and kale you've ever seen. God Bless You!

July 6th - More and more beautiful vegetables keep coming out of the Soup Kitchen’s garden this year! It has been wonderfully successful so far. Our many thanks to Steve Singletary and Marcus Miller who have truly made it happen. Thanks guys! Great job! - Posted by Austin

June/July - Over the past 2 months we have been active at the HGH Farm and the SALT Block garden. From cabbage, to kale, to onions and potatoes, they've been eating healthy at the Hickory Soup Kitchen. No matter how many times we stop by to drop off the harvest it is always a humbling experience.

June 8th - One of our very special guests Steve has been tending and caring for the HSK garden this year. Here he is pictured with the first fruits of all his labor! He has done an exceptional job as you can see from the pictures! We are truly grateful to Steve for his time and passion. God Bless You buddy!

June 8th - One of our very special guests Steve has been tending and caring for the HSK garden this year. Here he is pictured with the first fruits of all his labor! He has done an exceptional job as you can see from the pictures! We are truly grateful to Steve for his time and passion. God Bless You buddy!

May 26th - Marcus by the SALT Block ahead of the rain today, and walked out with 2 bushels of kale. Our friends at the Hickory Soup Kitchen will be enjoying the freshest kale possible...that is unless they start growing kale in their garden!

May 26th - Marcus by the SALT Block ahead of the rain today, and walked out with 2 bushels of kale. Our friends at the Hickory Soup Kitchen will be enjoying the freshest kale possible...that is unless they start growing kale in their garden!

May 17th - Speaking of the Hickory Soup Kitchen...it won't be long and they will be harvesting their own garden!

May 17th - Speaking of the Hickory Soup Kitchen...it won't be long and they will be harvesting their own garden!

On Tuesday, May 16th during the rain drops Marcus was able to get by the SALT Block Garden to do a little harvesting - WOW! Pulled out 12 heads of lettuce (bibb and leaf), and let me say this...these aren't the heads you see at the grocery store! They were huge! I topped them off with a few radishes - much more to come. Maybe I can dodge the raindrops again tomorrow!

 

On Tuesday, May 16th during the rain drops Marcus was able to get by the SALT Block Garden to do a little harvesting - WOW! Pulled out 12 heads of lettuce (bibb and leaf), and let me say this...these aren't the heads you see at the grocery store! They were huge! I topped them off with a few radishes - much more to come. Maybe I can dodge the raindrops again tomorrow!

 

On Friday, May 4th HGH made our first food donation for 2018 to The Hickory Soup Kitchen! Way to go Renee'! It won't be long and Austin will be harvesting veggies from his own garden at the HSK.

 

On Friday, May 4th HGH made our first food donation for 2018 to The Hickory Soup Kitchen! Way to go Renee'! It won't be long and Austin will be harvesting veggies from his own garden at the HSK.

 

On Friday, May 12th a little before and after shot of the Kale Harvest Friday morning! The sun shone brightly over the garden, and the beauty of harvesting early is that the dew was laying heavy on the leaves making for a crisp harvest. The Hickory Soup Kitchen agreed!

 

On Friday, May 12th a little before and after shot of the Kale Harvest Friday morning! The sun shone brightly over the garden, and the beauty of harvesting early is that the dew was laying heavy on the leaves making for a crisp harvest. The Hickory Soup Kitchen agreed!

 

On Saturday, April 14th we had a separate crew planting the garden at the Hickory Soup Kitchen - that's right - two simultaneous events! This was a very emotional day for all involved, and yes, a picture can speak a thousand words! When finished they all returned back to the SALT Block, where we were conducting our Annual Planting Day, and joined in with our cookout of brats, coleslaw and baked beans, along with a few covered dishes provided by volunteers. Awesome day all around! Thanks goes out to Savannah Miller for her excellent photos, and

volunteers from Service and Action.

March 2018 - HGH, along with volunteers from the Hickory Soup Kitchen and some homeschoolers (not pictured at their preference), raised the beds for extra planting medium. Thanks goes out to Josh Carter - HGH Board Member,

Joe Long - HGH Volunteer of the Year Recipient, and Austin Pearce of the HSK. We love this partnership, and our

hope is that this can become a place where the customers of the HSK can spend some time

gardening and harvesting the fruits of their labor.

2017 - Thank you Austin for having the shared passion to educate, inspire, and lift up those in need through gardening. We are excited to be a part of this important mission and we will continue to look for ways to share our vision with you and our community!

Hickory Soup Kitchen

Statement from Austin from the Hickory Soup Kitchen​

May 18 and May 20, 2017

In Partnership with Service In Action

Hooray!!! This morning Hickory Greenway Harvest brought plants to be laid out in the Hickory Soup Kitchen's very first garden! So this morning Marcus Miller directed our guests on how to plant tomatoes, squash, peppers, bush beans, lima beans and care for them. These folks are incredibly dedicated to this community and we are thrilled to be partners! We hope this garden will add value to our guests lives, and provide meaningful experiences for many years to come.

We would like to thank all those who were involved in building, digging, nailing, and providing volunteers to help make this happen. So far Lake Hickory Rotary, Hickory Kiwanas, Vintage City Church, and Hickory Greenway Harvest have all played a part in making this happen. You truly are wonderful!

From the  Founder, Marcus Miller: I would like to say a BIG thank you to all the volunteers who took part in the planting day at Hickory Soup Kitchen. It was an awesome day and I want to also thank the Kiwanis Club for doing a great job on building the beds.

January to May - Soup Kitchen has received over 600 pound of cabbage, tomatoes, squash, kale and radishes from us.

Partnership - HGH introduced Burton Farms' General Store in April. New at the corner of Hwy. 70 and Business 321 in Newton. They have given us food, veggies and starts for the gardens and Soup Kitchen.

Hickory Greenway Harvest, Inc.  •  P.O. Box 851, Hickory, North Carolina 28603  •  www.facebook.com/hickorygreenwayharvest/  • 704.201.1959

 

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