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Have you ever placed a dollar bill in a jar to help someone in need? Or maybe you rounded up your grocery bill at checkout, to an even number, knowing a family might receive a turkey or ham and all the fixins for a holiday dinner, just because you cared.

FarmMade FarmSavers sole purpose is to SAVE FARMS and GROW NEW ONES. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) there are an estimated 570 million farms around the world, of which 90% are considered family farms. The future of global food security rests in the hands of these hard-working farm heroes and the people who support them. They dedicate their lives, against all odds, to bring us healthy food and fibers for our every day needs. It is a family affair and one they take quite seriously…while having a lot of fun, of course!

But, in order for farmers to do their job, it is imperative that the fabric of rural life and our heritage stay intact. Farms are in constant need of repair and innovation to keep up with our ever-growing demands. The good news is that we can help and make a difference in many important ways. Vote for legislation that aids and protects farmers. If you shop at a Farmers Market…GREAT! If you signed up for a CSA this year…AWESOME! Because farmers are notoriously independent, strong and full of pride, it is hard for them to ask for help. This is a fact. Our “donation farm jar” is a page dedicated to highlighting their stories and requests for assistance. Give a dollar or one hundred. We hope you take notice and know that the smallest acts of kindness make a difference and can be a pretty big deal to a farmer.

Ryan’s Central West Farm’raiser

The NSW Central West is currently battling through the worst drought in Australia’s history and it is having a devastating and crippling impact on the lives of so many.

Farmers and their communities are experiencing extreme financial hardships and desperately need our support, with your help WE CAN make a difference.

The communities in NSW Central West have received just over 10% of their average annual rainfall, with day zero water supplies predicted to arrive shortly after Christmas. With no decent rainfall on the horizon, they need as much support as we can possibly muster. It’s going to be a long and arduous road back however if we all dig deep we will make a difference.

Feed, Hay, Bedding, & Vet Care Fund

Friends of the Farm is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization responsible for the day-to-day care of the animals at the Lewis Oliver Farm, a small sanctuary in the heart of Northport Village.

Despite the fact that we are fully dependent on private donations to meet ALL of our animal-care related costs including feed, hay, bedding, housing, and veterinarian care, we have managed to keep the farm open for everyone in the community to enjoy without ever charging an admission fee of any kind. This, thanks to the hard work of our volunteers and to the generosity shown to us from those who attend our events, respond to our annual appeal, and who support our efforts throughout the year.

Help Amos Miller Save Our Traditional Foods

Amos Miller’s Organic Farm is our century-old Amish family farm in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania – serving its Private Member Association. The farm raises its animals and other pure foods the way nature intended and we are proud to be entirely chemical, cruelty and GMO-free. The animals are born and raised without antibiotics or hormones and they spend their entire lives naturally and stress-free out on pasture. All of the farm’s food is traceable, pure and grown on nutrient dense soil, under traditional time-honored methods.

The farm is now under attack by the USDA about non-conforming practices, the practices which pre-date the USDA. They are suing the farm to comply with USDA laws, concerning the way the farm animals are processed and how our food is labeled. The farm and its members believe that we have the right of free assembly and the right to choose how our food is processed and consumed without the USDA dictating to the farm. You can read about the lawsuit here.

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