Help preserve the farm!
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.
Freedom Valley Farm
Freedom Valley Farm started its operation in 2009 when Tom Williams and his family moved from their townhome onto a leased 100 acre farm. We purchased 8 South African Boer goats and started from scratch. Tom had no previous farm experience but his tireless efforts led to our small farm growing into a 40+ goat operation. Fast forward to 2018 and we now own a small 5 acre farm and lease 40+ acres of pasture/woodlands from a local farmer. We use our goats on other farms to help clear out woodlots and overgrown areas which helps the farmers maintain their land. We have established a consistent market for our goats but are in need of an expansion of the herd to keep up with this demand.
August Haven Farms
I have a dream and a goal to have the absolute best/most natural bird dogs in the world. Not just good bird dogs. Not just some really good bird dogs, I want to produce the best every litter. Every single puppy. The best in the world. By the best, I mean the most natural, out-of-the-womb, just show them wild birds, bird-dogs in the world. The dogs and puppies are reared almost entirely from livestock and crops raised and produced on the farm. And this dream takes place on a humble, 185-acre farm in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan that we’ve named August Haven Farms.
Honey Sweetie Acres
Since 2011 Honey Sweetie Acres in Goshen, Ohio has been creating the purest goat milk soap, lotion and natural skin care products from the raw milk of their own Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats. In 2016 we introduced Goat Yoga with the help of International known Yoga Instructor Julie Lusk from Wholesome Resources, Inc.
Our goal is to add a pavilion that will allow us to share the benefits of Goat Yoga with Seniors and those with mobility issues by offering chair yoga. It will also offer a space for goat yoga in inclement weather.