The Carversville Farm Foundation in Mechanicsville donates all of the high-quality produce it harvests to organizations that feed people in poverty, writes Alfred Lubrano for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
In fact, it is most likely the only large farm in the region that exists exclusively to produce food for those in need.
“Normally, the poor get secondhand stuff that supermarkets don’t want,” said chef Altenor Vaval, who has been using the produce to cook the foods for people living in poverty.
But with Carversville Farm Foundation’s farm-to-table produce and meat, they get food that is Whole Foods-quality or better, just as it is served at fine-dining restaurants.
“The Carversville eggs are extra-special, from free-range chickens, with the yolks a stunning orange color,” said cookbook author Cal Peternell. Plus, “they’re growing food at a level people would pay a premium price for.”
Vaval is overjoyed to be able to offer such food to non-paying customers of little means and he never spares his words of praise for the Carversville system.
“This situation is not just rare, it’s impossible,” said Vaval. “This food dignifies every human soul who eats it.”
Read more about Carversville Farm Foundation in The Philadelphia Inquirer.