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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.

Help Elizabeth Nyuma Replace Stolen Farm Tools

On Christmas, the day after her birthday, Elizabeth Nyuma of Plant It Forward Farms went to her farm to check on her crops. She discovered that her locked tool shed had been broken into and that her tools, irrigation supplies, fertilizer and potting soil had all been taken.

She worked with Plant It Forward to file a police report, but so far her tools have not been recovered. While she was able to borrow some equipment from Blossom Heights and PIF, she has been working for the past month without some of the essential tools she needs for her farming operation. We want to help her replace the things she lost and set her up for success this growing season.

RAISE THE ROOF!

Onalaska Farm Rescue urgently needs your help to replace the barn roof so we can start our rescue work this summer. LETS RAISE THE ROOF!

Funds from this campaign will help replace/rebuild the roof of this 100 year old barn.

Starting a Farm Sanctuary has always been a dream of mine. I have spent the last year putting all the pieces in place to make it happen. August 2019, I purchased this 13 acre farmstead in Onalaska Washington. If you have been following our journey, you know that this farm has been neglected for the last few decades. The barn, which used to house Arabian horses in the 1950s, has fallen into total disrepair – My goal is to restore the barn to so we can, eventually, house the majority of our rescue animals inside.

Flood Clean Up Fund for the Farm

Due to the extent of a flash flood that occurred on 02/06/2020, major damage was incurred to our farming operation in Bryson City, NC. As of this point, we have damage to part of our Strawberry Crop and portion of our high tunnel tomatoes, not to mention the amount of soil erosion that occurs during a significant flood. This will take lots of money and labor, help that we source from our community, in order to keep our family operation going.

As a true family farming operation, we at Darnell Farms work hard to keep a fun, friendly, environment, often at no cost, while also doing suppling our region with delicious quality produce.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT AS WE BATTLE INTO OUR 2020 SEASON.

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