Yam Jam 2018
September 29, October 5-6, October 13, October 20, October 27 and November 3
Yam Jam is the Society of St. Andrew annual sweet potato gleaning, spanning 5 weekends in September and October. Last year, over 1,500 volunteers gleaned 330,000 pounds of sweet potatoes across Central North Carolina!
We glean and harvest sweet potatoes that would be left field without the help of generous volunteers like you! Every sweet potato we pick goes directly to local feeding agencies to be given away to neighbors who need it. If you are interested in helping us distribute sweet potatoes during Yam Jam, please indicate that on your registration. This year, we are hoping to glean more than ever to provide for our neighbors in need.
We will harvest at First Fruits Farm on October 5 and 6! This is Jason and Tay Brown’s farm in Louisburg, where they grow sweet potatoes specifically to donate to feeding agencies.
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!