by John Murphy, Founder, Make 100 Healthy
Since the theme of this month’s issue is Healthy Habits, I thought it was a perfect time to shine the spotlight on a local family farm that extols the virtues of healthy eating and living.
B Organic Farm, Chino Valley, is owned and operated by a wonderful couple, Mark and Ginny Bonacquista, who have committed their lives to growing and providing non-GMO, totally organic food to those who need it most.
In fact, B Organic Farm gives away 80% of what they grow to food pantries, at-risk young women going through pregnancies and older shut-ins.
They are truly giving back to their community in the Quad Cities. Ginny Bonacquista says, “Mark and I decided to run this farm to help others in our community. So many people are under nourished. Even those that are not hungry are not eating real, nutritious food. All our food is as natural as possible, without any pesticides or chemical fertilizers.”
B Organic Farm has been supportive of teaching people how to grow food for self-sustainability from its inception. They have offered their property to be the home of the Prescott Food Forest Gardening Education Center and it hosts classes throughout the year on the joys and benefits of gardening via the Gardeners of Destiny training program to teach the next generation the importance of knowing this important life skill.
Things to know about B Organic Farm:
- Three greenhouses
- Several acres of in-ground garden beds
- 50-tree fruit orchard
- Worm farm
B Organic Farm has a need for volunteers to help tend and harvest food production. Mark says, “We can triple our yield and impact if we had more help. All it takes is 15 to 20 people to give three hours per week. We teach people how to grow food and they help us feed the needy.” Contact Mark at 928.515.9994.
Side note. The Make 100 Healthy Foundation is hosting a Victory Garden Charity Kickoff Gala on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Club at Prescott Lakes to benefit the Prescott Food Forest at B Organic Farm and the Gardeners of Destiny training programs. For tickets go to www.prescottfoodforest.com.
The healthiest habit to embrace is a long healthy life. Let’s B Organic. Have a healthy holiday.