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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.

Save Carter & Shelley Dodd’s Diamond Hill Farm

Hi Friends, we are Carter and Shelley Dodd. We have been growing organic vegetables for the Athens Farmers Market since 2012. This year will be Carter’s 8th growing season as a full-time farmer. We founded the Collective Harvest CSA in 2015 with four other local farmers, and Carter is in his second year as the President of the Athens Farmers Market’s board of directors. We have received so much support from the Athens community over our years as farmers, but now our farm is in trouble and we need a little extra support so we can keep growing fresh, organic produce in Athens for Athens.

Help Amos Miller Save Our Traditional Foods

Miller’s Organic Farm is our century-old Amish family farm in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania – serving its Private Member Association. The farm raises its animals and other pure foods the way nature intended and we are proud to be entirely chemical, cruelty and GMO-free. The animals are born and raised without antibiotics or hormones and they spend their entire lives naturally and stress-free out on pasture. All of the farm’s food is traceable, pure and grown on nutrient dense soil, under traditional time-honored methods.

The farm is now under attack by the USDA about non-conforming practices, the practices which pre-date the USDA. They are suing the farm to comply with USDA laws, concerning the way the farm animals are processed and how our food is labeled. The farm and its members believe that we have the right of free assembly and the right to choose how our food is processed and consumed without the USDA dictating to the farm.

Save Clay Knob Dairy Farm!

Dale and Phil Lehnert have been dairy farmers in Central Michigan their entire lives. Following in a tradition that started in 1856, Clay Knob Farms has produced high quality and affordable dairy products for five generations.

Unfortunately, Dale and Phil are about to go out of business due to low milk prices and tough economic times. To Dale and Phil, this is more than just a business. This is their home, livelihood, way of life, and passion.

Please donate to help keep this family farm open for the generations to come. Thank you and God Bless!

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