Beginning with the 2011 – 2012 school year, Matoaka’s Healthy Lifestyles committee partnered with WJCC Child Nutrition Services, SHIP, and Kelrae Farm to implement the Locally Grown Produce Initiative. Throughout the year, Kelrae delivers fresh, locally grown produce to be included on our lunch menu including kale, squash, sweet potatoes, and asparagus.
Randy Gulden and his wife Michele have operated KelRae Farm since 2002. Randy’s Great uncle Buck Hazelwood owned and farmed 88 acres and when hedied, Randy and Michele decided to take over the farm. Today they farm 25 acres growing 30 to 40 types of vegetables including a variety of sunflowers. They named their farm after two of their three daughters, Kelsey and Rachel. KelRae Farm sells produce at the Williamsburg Farmers’ Market and they also operate a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) which is a unique way for consumers to purchase a yearly subscription to the farm entitling them to a weekly share of the farm produce.
We encourage your to visit them!
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Address: 126 Camp Road, Toano VA 23168