HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — Brandywine Creek Farms, of Greenfield, Ind. and its founders, Jonathan and Amanda Lawler, were recognized by the employees and leadership team of Kubota Tractor's northern division office in Groveport, Ohio, for their dedication to growing and donating fresh produce to feed those in need in their community. The farm received a Kubota L3301 tractor and a Land Pride tiller in a ceremony at its farm recently.
Founder Jonathan Lawler thanked the company, saying the tractor is the perfect size for transporting to its smaller farm properties in Indianapolis.
Brandywine Creek Farms donates the food it produces to local food pantries including Gleaners Food Bank, Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen and The Flanner House of Indianapolis, among other organizations. The farm also works with new farmers, especially working with veterans and people who need a second chance, Lawler said.
The farm’s mission to feed the hungry supports Kubota’s philanthropic efforts to collaborate with organizations that work with and shape the earth in ways that help their communities thrive, according to a news release. The donation is a part of the “Kubota Cares” program, dedicated to powering and empowering those who move the earth.
MacAllister Machinery of Indianapolis, Ind., will donate maintenance on the tractor, officials said.
Receiving the new machine will save the farm $900 a month, because it replaces a tractor the farm was leasing, Lawler said.