On the Del Cramer Campus we raise 500-800 chickens on a rotating basis. This provides jobs for the women employed to run the operation and the chickens sold at market are providing a cheaper product than can be purchased elsewhere. In addition, vegetable farming provides supplemental food to the feeding program at the Del Cramer Child Development Center.
DEL CRAMER CHILDREN’S CAMPUS BAKERY
On the Del Cramer Campus there is a bakery that is operated by local employees. Bread is prepared daily to supplement the Del Cramer Child Development Center feeding program, provide food for Blessman International employees, and to be sold in the local community.
MOUNTAIN VIEW FARM
Mountain View Farm is a 120 acre property that is used for vegetable farming and laying chickens. All of the food produced is either used in our feeding programs or sold at market to keep the farm sustainable.
FARM TRAINING PROGRAM
In addition to producing food, Mountain View Farm is also the host site for a developing farm training program named, Teach a Child to Fish. This program is training students and faculty from local schools to operate their own school gardens. Training in farming techniques takes place at Mountain View. The program also includes teaching sound financial and business practices. The goal is to equip students with the abilities and resources to start their own home gardens for their families and potentially entice some into farming as a career. In either case, it will equip them to provide a sustainable food source for themselves and for their communities.