Total Pounds of Food Donated since 2019:
Giving Back to our Community
Growing healthy food for our community is something we are passionate about and being able to donate and give back is important to us, since there are many individuals and families worldwide that suffer from malnutrition and food insecurity either from a lack of access to healthy food or an ability to afford the cost of supporting healthy local farm grown products.
As we continue to expand our farm's production capacity we are also striving to increase our donation amount every year. We donate fresh harvests to our local food pantry to be distributed and to also be used in their free lunch program. Moving forward we hope to expand to being able to donate directly to more individuals and families in need, or other local food pantry / free lunch programs.
Our long term goals include being able to add a commercial kitchen onto our farm in order to preserve harvests and donate canned, dehydrated, and frozen items that can be stored longer and used year round. This will allow us the ability to reach further with our donations and allow our local community to also have access to canned items that are produced with quality fresh ingredients.
We wanted to open up the option for anyone to be able to contribute towards our farm's local donation process, if you also want to give back and help have a positive impact on our community. You can contribute ($20 - $300) directly to donating in season harvests, and we will match your dollar amount with that value of vegetables donated locally (if contributions occur during the winter season the amount of vegetables to be donated / matched will be in the following main summer growing season). If you would like to contribute a larger dollar amount ($300 - $50K), it will go towards helping build the necessary infrastructure we need in order to further expand our donations and community outreach capabilities. We are thankful for all the support our farm has received, and we look forward to continuing to increase our local food donation amounts with your help.
**We operate as a for profit business, so your donation is not tax deductible.**
Getting a donation ready, with the help of my niece who is also passionate about helping our local community. She has been assisting with our farm's donation efforts since 2019.
Contribution Amounts / Use
$20 - $300 : Your dollar amount contribution will purchase the equivalent amount of vegetables to be donated locally during our main crop production seasons.
$300 - $3,000 : Applied towards infrastructure and supplies for expanded field production areas dedicated to growing for year round local donation - hoop house construction for season extension, seeds, organic straw, etc.
$3,000 - $15,000 : Add / expand additional on farm enterprises to be able to increase our donation diversity and quantity - regeneratively raised beef, pork, chicken, eggs, fruit, vegetables, etc. Build additional livestock housing, install electric fencing, etc.
$15,000 - $30,000 : Construct on farm worker housing and community center to implement training program focused on teaching members of our community how they can grow food in a regenerative holistic manner and donate food locally to the community.
$30,000 - $50,000 : Implement feasibility and construction plans for commercial kitchen including purchasing and installation of all necessary equipment, in order to be able to preserve farm grown harvests for longer shelf life expanding our overall donation ability.