Pumpkin Patch

Parish

Pumpkin

Patch

The Parish Pumpkin Patch supports local food security and sustainable farming. All proceeds go to the Bourne Food Pantry and the Navajo Nation farmers in New Mexico. The Patch is operated by parish members and community volunteers. 

The Friends Food Pantry combats the food insecurity and financial burden that many residents face daily. The Pantry provides approximately 300 families with nutritious, tasty, free food supplies each month.  By supporting the Food Pantry, the Parish Pumpkin Patch helps give much needed stability and security to our neighbors.

Food Pantry

The pumpkins and gourds for sale in the Parish Pumpkin Patch are sustainably grown by farmers in the Navajo Nation in New Mexico.  Farm staff are 95% Native American. During the growing season, more than 600 farmers are employed – a significant economic boost to the region which has few job opportunities, 43% unemployment, and a median family income of $20,000.

By providing a market for the Navajo pumpkins last year, the Parish Pumpkin Patch was able to raise approximately enough money to support a family for a year.

There’s a place in the Patch for you!

To volunteer, please contact us bumcsecretary37@gmail.com

To learn more about the Bourne, Cataumet, West Falmouth Parish of the United Methodist Church, please peruse our website.

 

“I am the vine; you are the branches.” John 15:5

Hours of Operation

Our Pumpkin Patch is open each year during the month of October. The patch is located on the lawn of the Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd, Bourne Village.

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