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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.

Farm-Raiser for Johnson Family Pastures

In our ancestor’s day communities would come together to support new farmers with a “barnraising”. Times have changed, but the need for community support of new farmers has not. That’s why we are asking you, our community, to support us in growing our farm operation.

We, Chris & Tamara Johnson, have worked hard the last six years to establish Johnson Family Pastures , our sustainable farm business – building fence, improving pasture, raising livestock humanely, and establishing a strong market for our Grassfed & Pasture-Raised meat. All while RENTING land!

Farms to Food Banks

Our home State of New York and the boroughs of New York City have disproportionately borne the economic, health, and social welfare brunt of COVID-19. Many New Yorkers are very sick, out of work, have depleted their savings, and are in dire need of feeding their families. Food banks are overwhelmed, undersupplied and are forced to turn families away empty handed, leaving them on the brink of starvation.

At the same time, farmers are having their vegetable crops go to waste as restaurants are closed and supply chains have broken down. There is more than enough food, but it is not in the right places.

This is a problem that we can help solve together, right now. And we invite you to help.

Support Turtle Creek Farm!

Turtle Creek Farm is a local treasure. Ms. Lucy has been educating children and adults about animals and the earth in our area for years. With the outbreak of Covid-19 the financial backing of the farm almost totally has dried up. With no camps, field trips or birthday parties there is little to no money coming in. And as it is Spring there are new babies being hatched and born almost every day.

Throughout this crisis Ms. Lucy has kept a smile on her face – and posts almost daily videos to keep all her “friends” updated on the daily happenings at
Turtle Creek! We have all loved meeting the new baby goats. And we especially adore the videos of Rubble the dog and his flock of baby Emus!!!

We know this is a trying time for everyone- and if you are able to support this wonderful resource we are so blessed to have please do.

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