Learn about Nelida Martinez, a 2019 Next Step Grant and Loan recipient, and her journey from the agricultural fields of California to establishing Pure Nelida, her organic farm in Skagit Valley.
In alignment with one of the Co-op’s core strategic goals, the following four Co-op Farm Fund supported projects employed creative solutions to increase food access in underserved communities.
The Community Food Co-op’s Farm Fund works to increase the supply of local, sustainable, and organic food by supporting and establishing projects that strengthen the local farming community. Who benefits from the Farm Fund? We all do!
To kick off Eat Local Month in September, the Co-op and Sustainable Connections hosted the Hootenanny to Benefit the Co-op’s Farm Fund. All ages gathered to celebrate community, dance, enjoy a delicious meal, and to present the Local Farmer Awards.
Read about the accomplishments achieved by the 2017 Next Step Grant recipients and learn about their cool projects. And, see which farms received Next Step grants in 2018 from the Co-op’s Farm Fund.
We are excited to introduce the 2018 grant recipients and share a brief introduction to their projects. Look for updates about these projects throughout the year.
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Local Farmer Awards! Learn more about these local farmers and why the farming community selected them for special recognition.
Every year at the Hootenanny we present Farmer Awards that recognize the achievements of deserving local farmers. Join us in congratulating all of the 2017 nominees. (Pictured above are the 2016 winners.)
The farmers of Spring Time Farm found a natural division of labor with Nick Spring taking the lead on the vegetable side of things and Sarah Robinson using her decidedly green thumb as the lead farmer-florist.
Read these two inspiring updates from MAC grant recipients: Familias Unidas por la Justicia and Community to Community Development’s Jardin de Tierra y Libertad. Learn how your shopping dollars directly help the Co-op support local farmworker communities.