Loudoun County's 150-acre community farm designed to provide hunger relief for those in need will be the beneficiary of a barn dance fundraiser hosted at Sylvanside Farm in Purcellville on Oct. 20.
The dance will be held from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will include games for the whole family, dancing, local beer and wine and barbecue from Smokin' Willy in Purcellville.
JK Community Farm, which was launched last year by Chuck Kuhn, owner of JK Moving Services, is located off Airmont Road just outside the town of Round Hill. Its mission is to alleviate hunger in the community with chemical free, healthy produce and protein.
The farm's executive director, Samantha Kuhn, said they are expanding and currently growing vegetables -- including lettuce, kale, turnips, sweet corn, bell peppers, tomatoes and zucchini -- on seven acres.
"We harvested over 20,000 pounds of sweet potatoes this year, which are great because they can be stored over the winter months," Kuhn said.
The farm in 2019 will donate 113,000 pounds of food to nonprofit partners like Loudoun Hunger Relief, Food for Others and Arlington Food Assistance Center. The farm also offers support through educational programs, corporate team building and community gardening.
Tickets are $50 per adult and $25 for kids. Tables are also available. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.com/e/barn-dance-tickets-74291538993?aff=efbeventtix.