It's harvest time at a Surrey farm where vegetables are grown for food bank clients, and some helping hands are sought.
This weekend, volunteers are encouraged to hand-pick beans, peas and other vegetables at God's Little Acre, a plot of land at 16582 40th Ave.
It's the site of a volunteer appreciation day Saturday, Aug. 25, with food, music and other activities happening from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"We need the help with the harvest, and we also want people to have a look at what we're doing here," said Jas Singh, a farmer who planted the seed for God's Little Acre in the spring of 2011 as a way to generate produce for Surrey Food Bank.
Farm caretakers are hoping to rely on volunteers to harvest the vegetables, not paid workers.
Singh has earned a Heart in the City award for his work to create the farm, which has expanded from three acres to 10.
Last year, close to 60,000 pounds of potatoes were harvested for the hungry; this year, a wide variety of vegetables has been grown on the farm.
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