First Picking a Huge Success at El Oasis Farm
The first picking of peppers has been completed successfully at the El Oasis farm in Mexico and what a harvest it was!
There were 108 tons of Tomatillos and 124 tons of three different kinds of chili peppers – jalapeño, Serrano, and Guerito. This is a terrific start to the harvest and reminds us that this crop was specially dedicated early this year soon after the seedlings were planted. This isn’t all about peppers. It’s a ministry to showcase partnership with God in serving the children.
If all goes well, there will be eight pickings in the total harvest. Raul Rivera, who was featured in last month's Que Pasa, worked hard with his team to get the harvest to market early. And their efforts paid off as they were able to get an excellent price for these vegetables.
Peppers are packed in boxes with the following phrase, “Hope Harvest Vegetables – Harvesting the seed of hope.” Our hope is that buyers will show preference to purchase the El Oasis products so the proceeds will bless the children of El Oasis. P
lease pray for the ongoing harvest – not only of peppers and tomatillos – but also of the children. In the next Que Pasa, we’ll share such a story of one of the children who was one of the first “seedlings” to arrive at El Oasis back in 1997!
To see the amazing harvest in full swing, check out the video at https://vimeo.com/iccmedia