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.
Bridger Berry Acres
The Lambert’s are Montanans that have resided in the Gallatin Valley growing raspberries for 8 years out of our backyard. We have been selling our berries, jams, and baked goods to neighbors and farmer’s markets with outstanding reviews from our community. With this inspiration we are seeking to expand our production and provide Southwest Montana with the only organic commercial and ‘U-Pick’ berry farm offering cottage kitchen preserves and baked goods.
Bridger Berries would be the only berry farm for retail and consumer production. Our farm would consist of a U-Pick operation and retail operation on 20 acres. Our objective is to offer “Old Fashion Pickin” that provides fresh inexpensive produce to consumers of Southwest Montana and its tourist. Off a single acre we will have the ability to produce over 5,000 pounds or up to 280,000 ½ pint size containers of raspberries generating revenue over $200,000 in a harvest season. As of today we have numerous letters of interest from retailers, restaurants, bakeries, breweries & distilleries awaiting our raspberries. With are tentative partnerships at hand we are awaiting to make over $90,000 in revenue in a single harvest season starting our production. With community assistance, we will be able to provide diversity in Montana agriculture, provide new jobs to the local community, and economical fresh produce to consumers.
Bridger Berries is offering a share in our business for the donation of our initial financing requirements. Please contact us at any time and thank you for supporting small-local business.
Kettle Ridge Farm
Adopt-a-Maple at Kettle Ridge Farm!
Many thousands of years ago the last glacier retreated from upstate New York to leave what we now call Kettle Ridge Farm — 70 beautiful, rugged acres located outside of Rochester, New York in the Town of Victor.
With its steep wooded slopes, high ridges, and surrounding kettle-hole ponds, Kettle Ridge Farm offers refuge from surrounding development in one of the fastest-growing communities in New York State.
From our land we have been producing pure New York State maple syrup since 2010. Check out our video above and you’ll see there’s a whole lot of TLC that goes into every drop.
Maple syrup production is a continually threatened industry due to climate change, various tree diseases and cheap (and not so healthy) alternatives in the marketplace. We’re doing everything within our power to keep the maple sugaring tradition alive and educate the public on the health benefits associated with all-natural maple products.
Adopting a maple tree at Kettle Ridge Farm allows us to fulfill our mission of providing local, natural products as part of a sustainable small-farm enterprise.
We’re close to acquiring the funds needed to break ground for a brand new sugarhouse/commercial kitchen/indoor event space. Future plans also include a “honey house” for the beekeeping side of the business. If you ever find yourself in upstate New York, feel free to stop by and say hello!
Hares and Harrows Farmstead
We started out as a small family hobby farm where we raised chickens for eggs, rabbit meat and grew vegetables. Over the past year, as we continued our journey in farming, we really felt a calling on our lives to be a part of the movement that is bridging the gap between the consumer and the farmer. We also wanted to make sure that we produced the healthiest food possible and that we educated people on the differences between how most food is grown and how we believe it should be.
We want to expand our operation in order to better serve the communities around us. In order to do this, we are moving our farm to a new + larger location in Howell, Michigan. Not only will we continue to grow vegetables and raise our rabbit meat, but we will also expand our farm to include Pastured Eggs and Pastured Whole Broiler Chickens. This will also allow us to implement a permaculture system into our farm.
We constantly get asked, “Why on earth would you want to farm?” Our answer is simple. We care about our health and the health of the people around us and we are passionate about growing food in a way that doesn’t destroy the land we live on. One of our goals is to reconnect people with where their food comes from and bridge the gap between the growers and the customers.