HCAA joins with Harford Land Trust & Mason-Dixon Community Services for “Harford Harvest”

The Harford Land Trust (HLT) is a local land conservation nonprofit working to preserve the county’s farmland, forests, and open spaces.

HLT has always believed that the preservation of agricultural land is vital for our community’s prosperity.The need for preserved land is greater than ever. Be it a beautiful hiking trail or field ready for harvest – 2020 reminds us of all the ways the land nourishes us. Harford Land Trust is committed more than ever to preserve the land that supports our communities.

Through Harford Harvest, we recognize that the protection of local farmland is also the protection of essential local food networks. For this reason, half (50%) of all Harford Harvest proceeds will be distributed to over 100 Harford County food pantries through our partnership with the Harford Community Action Agency and Mason-Dixon Community Services to meet the immediate and increased emergency food needs of families throughout Harford County. The remaining 50% of funds raised will be used for HLT landowner and community outreach as well as costs associated with the preservation of land throughout Harford County including farmland preservation and land preserved for use as public parks.

From challenges in keeping shelves stocked to increased financial hardship, COVID-19 has shown us the vulnerabilities of our food supply chain. But we can create a more accessible, available, and resilient food system right here in Harford County starting from the ground up by preserving agricultural land.

Please join us as we come together as a community to preserve local farmland and support our neighbors in need.