At Procter Farm, our pigs are pasture-raised because exercise and fresh air mean better tasting meat. Our pigs are fed a diet free from GMO’s and antibiotics because less changes in the chemical makeup of our food means easier digestion for the pigs and for us.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares are a weekly subscription program for vegetables or meat. More broadly, CSA is a way for consumers and farmers to join in support of local agriculture. Members purchase a share of the harvest in advance of the growing season and in return receive a weekly supply of high-quality, locally grown fresh produce and/or other products produced throughout the growing season.
The 2019 Procter Farm CSA will run for 16 weeks, starting in early June. Register online on the procterfarm page
Procter Center, along with the Downtown London Association (DLA), has started the Farm Fresh Market in downtown London. Since the downtown area in London is a food desert, Procter wanted to bring fresh food to those living in this area, plus encourage people to come downtown and enjoy the shops and restaurants. We are working to reenergize the downtown area and we hope that the Farm Fresh Market will be a step in the right direction.
The original plan was to test two dates this year, and go weekly next year. But the first market was so successful, it will now be held every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. through Sept. 26. In 2019, the market will be weekly from June to September.
The criteria for vendors at the Farm Fresh Market is that whatever is sold must be raised or grown by the farmer. Stop by and see us if you are in London on a Wednesday afternoon!
Summer 2018 at Procter has been one of joy, exploration, new friendships, and faith filled summer days. At Procter, campers engage with scripture, nature, and community. We sing all day long, play goofy games, swim in our lake and pool, camp out under the stars, create art and end each day with a campfire. Procter is a safe place for young campers to experience being away from home and grow in their sense of self.
If you have child entering 3, 4, or 5th grades there are a few bunks available! Session 5 Cabins are FULL for boys entering 7,8 and 9th grades.
I hope you are enjoying the warmth and sunshine! Procter Farm sure is! This week we welcomed 50 broiler chicks and 10 market hogs to the farm! Cucumber, squash, and tomato plants are growing tall in high tunnel and we just completed our 2nd CSA week.
Our youngest campers love to go fishing, explore the farm, and create in the Arts Center. This camp is an ideal introduction to sleep-away camp! The Christian formation program engages these camper’s natural sense of wonder, imagination and play.
Welcoming campers entering 3rd-6th grade in 2018-2019 school year, this shorter, four night session is intentionally planned for our youngest campers to get acquainted with Procter youth camps, for many it is their first time away from home. The camp staff designs the program for shorter attention spans, with lots of activities along with good rest times built in, as well.
The Chaplain for Session 2 is the Rev. Maggie Leidheiser-Stoddard, Rector of Christ Church in Springfield.
Arrive for dinner and/or fellowship on Friday evening. Work on a variety of projects most of the day Saturday. We will stop around 4 p.m. and weather permitting, the pool will be open until dinner. Saturday evening will include dinner, campfire and devotional. Breakfast Sunday morning.
We have some things that need to be built, so any skill level of carpentry welcome. We have some painting projects that needs to be done and gardening. Children age 10 and up are welcome and they will be asked to participate in the work part of the weekend and then get to enjoy a dip in the pool and the campfire. Lodging and meals are free in exchange for work. Please register by Monday May 28. Amy’s favorite saying…"many hands make light work.” I hope you can join us to make YOUR Procter Center shine for the summer season.
Beloved by many, Procter’s weekend Family Camps offer space to relax, enjoy the pool and lake, create art, laugh, sing and worship! Don’t let the name “Family” camp deter you registering, these sessions are intergenerational and everyone is welcome: single folks, groups of friends, grandparents and grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews, couples without kids, and chosen family. Come join the community!