The planting of a new crop can be symbolic of many things such as growth, hope, potential, and a fresh start. In the weeks that follow, the plants flourish and bloom, taking on a whole new form than before. In order to grow to its full potential, a plant needs a multitude of things such as sunlight, proper nourishment, water, and more. As Mucci Farms has continued to grow over the years, it is very important to recognize the community that supported in the rapid growth and success. With values deeply rooted in family and community, Mucci Farms has several initiatives that help the local community prosper.
These initiatives start with the youngest members of our communities. Weekly, in schools and daycares, students receive fresh produce right to their classrooms as part of their snack programs. From Kindergarten right up until Grade 12 graduation, local students are familiar with Mucci Farms through many community events that we sponsor, including: sports tournaments and events, assisting new families in Canada, children’s Christmas toy drives, community parades, and more!
At Mucci Farms, we are also very passionate about growing a new generation of produce industry professionals. Our “Grow With Us” Scholarship offers local students the chance to apply for financial assistance, while also discovering the numerous career opportunities and the rapid expansion within the greenhouse industry. Not only does it assist students with their aspirations for higher education, it also gives them the opportunity to complete co-ops and summer internships.
It is also extremely important to align with other community-driven businesses and organizations. Most recently, Mucci Farms has partnered with T2B (Transition to Betterness), Mike & Deanna Diab of Talking Over Turkey, Erie Shores Health Care, Neighbourhood Charitable Alliance, The Flower Shop at Thiessen’s and more!
We look for every opportunity to give back to the supportive community that has been integral to our success. Mucci Farms’ core beliefs surrounding giving back and serving those in the community has inspired us to plant many seeds of community recognition and appreciation throughout the years.
Check out the full podcast episode to hear about even more exciting community initiatives planned for this year!