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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 Mariposa Farm Rebuild from the Flood

Mariposa Farm owner/operators Liz and Joaquin Lopez evacuated their Everson home with their children Sarahi (10) and Andres (12) on Monday as floodwaters rapidly overtook their home and 10-acre organic fruit and vegetable farm.

Mariposa is one of the hardest hit Whatcom County farms by the recent devastating flooding.

All funds raised go directly to Liz and Joaquin to help offset major damage to their home, barn/shop, tractors and other farm equipment, personal and work vehicles, and crop losses.

Our $50k goal is a starting point to help get Mariposa back on their feet. We would like to raise more for them if possible!

Help Brandie and Michael rebuild the farm

Hi, this is a fundraiser for Brandie, Michael, and Luna Coutts- McArthur (aka the monkeys in the garden).

The entire family and their livestock have been safely evacuated after the raging floodwaters of the Nicola took away, amongst other things, their winter supply of hay, their pumphouse, several sheds, animal barns and other structures as well as Lunas much-beloved bike. Their orchard and beehives were swept away, along with years of Hardin top soil.

Please donate if you can and please share this gofundme widely. If anybody has any leads on donations of hay in the Lillooet area, please message me on facebook (Micha pika) as their goats and cows are hungry and it’s just the beginning of winter.

If you would like to donate building supplies or other goods (a new bike for Luna?) please also message me on facebook.

Thank you so much in advance. Lets help the monkeys get back on their feet!

Help Ken Build A Sustainable Farm

My name is Ken. I am a Black Farmer originally from Ohio and I am owner of The Farmer Ken Farm in Southern California.

This summer, I relocated my farm so that I could have more land to create a larger impact on the food climate. My current farm has 8 times the space as my last location. The farm has chickens, several vegetable garden plot areas, and some newly planted fruit trees. Many hours have been spent prepping and preparing the new land to grow an abundance of produce, and there have been several challenges along the journey. A large amount time and expenses have been spent repairing the soil and building fencing to keep pests away from the plots. I need the additional support to continue the progression on the farm.

Donations will assist with the buildout, purchasing of equipment and supplies, soil, trees, seeds ,storage ,refrigeration, staffing needs, utilities, water-wise planning, and building a solid infrastructure to have the farm fully operating as a sustainable food resource for the community.

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