Yam Jam 2016
October 7-8, 15, 22, 29, and November 5
Video of a previous Yam Jam, above, is provided by UNC.
Yam Jam is the Society of St. Andrew annual sweet potato gleaning, spanning 5 weekends in October and November. Last year, 1,250 volunteers gleaned over 85,000 pounds of sweet potatoes from 6 fields! The sweet potatoes get distributed to feeding agencies all over North Carolina. This year, we are hoping to glean more than ever to provide for our neighbors in need.
This year, we also have a special opportunity to HARVEST a field of sweet potatoes at First Fruits Farm (the farm of Tay and Jason Brown.) This Great Harvest will be October 7-8 and you can sign up for one or both days! If it is raining that weekend, The Great Harvest will be moved to October 14-15.
Once you register, watch for two emails: one with general information on the Tuesday before your Saturday gleaning, and another on Friday before your gleaning with the exact location of the field. We will not know the exact field locations until the week of each event!