The Starke County F.A.R.M. program has a variety of new items for the community to check out during their June sale this Saturday.
The F.A.R.M. participants have been busy making one-of-kind items and harvesting produce and plants from the garden throughout the month. Their June event will be held at the Starke County Justice Center tomorrow and will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Bird houses, furniture, barn wood shelving, cabinets and other reclaimed wood projects will be on display and available for purchase.
According to Warden Phil Cherry, people will also be able to find a nice selection of potted flowers and hanging baskets as well as planters made in the woodshop that are full flowers and tomato plants that are already blooming.
A limited supply of fresh strawberries, onions, cabbage and green beans will be on sale as well.
While gardening and crafting are important elements of the Fostering a Recovery Mentality Program, trustees also attend classes while in the facility.
Just this month, several inmates graduated from a 14-week substance abuse treatment course and another group completed a horticulture class.
The F.A.R.M.’s impact has also been reaching across county lines. On their social media site, officials shared that Starke County’s trustees recently had a chance to collaborate with inmates from Jasper County’s gardening program.
To learn more about the program and to get a sneak peek at some of the items you’ll find at tomorrow’s sale, visit the Starke County FARM FB page.