The Corner Market opens for the Christmas season this Friday, November 29. This very brief season brings with it all kinds of fun and excitement here at the farm and everywhere else! It also brings us together as a community, to take care of and support each other in times of need.
Did you know that together, we have donated more than $15,000 in food, gifts and gift cards to struggling local families in just the past two years? If you’ve “tipped” the Cox Farmer loading your Christmas tree, you donated! We’re “tip-free,” because we believe that giving you great service is part of our job in delivering the Cox Farms experience. Starting in 2011, all “tips” have gone into our “Adopt a Family” donation fund. Cox Farms then matches the donation total, which means we can spread the holiday cheer to twice as many families!
We’ve sponsored dozens of families through Our Daily Bread’s holiday program, providing food, gifts and gift cards (and LOTS of kettle corn!) to families in need. In addition, we’ve supplied Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) with thousands of dollars in gift cards to ensure that every single child residing in their SERVE Shelter in Manassas receives a holiday gift.
This year, we’ve set our sights higher than ever: we want to provide gifts for at least 100 local children this holiday season. We love being your local tradition… and we’d especially love for you to be part of this holiday tradition of ours. Please consider donating when you visit the Corner Market this winter!