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Pt. Mac stays busy during successful harvest season

Across Alaska, farmers are harvesting and showing of their beautiful and bountiful crops. At the Pt. MacKenzie Correctional Farm, a successful growing season means everyone stays busy.

So far, they’ve harvested:
🥦2,500 pounds of broccoli
👨‍🌾1,500 pounds of green cabbage
👩‍🌾1,000 pounds of Napa cabbage
🙃1,500 pounds of purple cabbage
👩‍🍳2,000 pounds of cauliflower
🍴1,200 pounds of celery
🥒7,000 pounds of cucumbers
🍅900 pounds of tomatoes
🍅200 pounds of cherry tomatoes
👨‍🍳3,000 pounds of zucchini squash

So, what do they do with all that? Well, some goes to our other facilities around the state, but much of it is donated to nonprofits who serve those in need.

Pt. Mackenzie Correctional Farm hosts annual BBQ

Superintendent Anderson and her incredible team at the Pt. Mackenzie Correctional Farm welcomed visitors from the community, as well as DOC employees and their families to the annual Pt. Mackenzie Farm picnic. Attendees enjoyed picnic foods prepared with fresh ingredients from the farm, hayrides, yard games, and a beautiful sunny day.

Point Mackenzie’s primary mission is to provide a transition between the traditional correctional center and the community for the offender. Point Mackenzie staff strive to compliment this transition through involving offenders in industrial, agricultural, service and technological oriented enterprise which can provide meaningful employment for them upon their release. Today’s picnic showcased these efforts.

Keep up the great work, Superintendent Anderson and team!

Point Mackenzie farm welcomes 21 new additions to the herd

Point Mackenzie Correctional Farm (PMCF) is 640 acre parcel that provides food for the state’s prisons and local food banks. Prisoners raise 100 cattle and other livestock while cultivating over a million pounds of produce yearly. Livestock maintenance is a significant requirement and responsibility since the farm’s returning citizens must get up early to feed, water and monitor the beef cattle daily.

It takes a team of dedicated returning citizens who tend to our herd during the day and night shifts. Two of the team members are Crew Chief Eugene Wilson who has been overseeing the cattle for approximately three years and Livestock Worker Lance Hobson who has been working with the cattle for approximately a year.

Currently, the PMCF team has 21 new additions to the herd, which includes two sets of twins!

Prison inmates crochet to help the community and themselves, KTUU, Channel 2 News

Check out this KTUU Channel 2 News story on Alaska Department of Corrections Point Mackenzie Correctional Farm inmates who crochet to help the community and themselves

Point Mackenzie Correctional Farm’s Produce Power

During the 2016 season, Point Mackenzie Correctional Farm has harvested almost 3 million pounds worth of produce ranging from beef (over 3,000lbs) and pork (over 15,000lbs) to broccoli (over 34,000lbs), carrots (over 145,000lbs) and potatoes (almost 2 million pounds).

This produce was distributed throughout the state to many correctional institutions for inmate consumption, as well as donated to local charitable organizations including 80,950 pounds to the Food Bank of Alaska alone.

Sgt. Rahm is pictured displaying one of the huge carrots harvested this year.

Thank you to all of the wonderful staff and inmates that work hard to continue giving back to the citizens of Alaska.

We appreciate you!