Little Portion Farm Update

from Spring 2020 Edition

Thank you for the success of Year One!

After a few years of careful planning, Little Portion Farm harvested its first crops in 2019. The Friars thank all of our Companions who have contributed to this effort through your prayers, volunteer labor, and financial support!

Potato harvest at Little Portion Farm

Cultivating ¼ acre of land in its first year, the Farm produced 3,136 pounds of fresh food. Little Portion Farm donates 100% of its organically-grown produce to its partner, the Franciscan Center of Baltimore, a social services organization whose hot meal program served 182,331 meals in 2018.

Referring to “Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home,” Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical on the environment, Father Michael Lasky, OFM Conv., Director of Little Portion Farm, said: “It’s all about relationships. We hear the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor, and then we respond in partnership with others to help restore creation and to feed the hungry as God intends for us to do.”

With your continued support, in 2020, Little Portion Farm will continue to expand its land under cultivation, and increase its capacity to serve fresh food to those in need.

Harvest at Little Portion Farm


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