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.
The Fund also works to educate consumers, increase access to local food, and to encourage ecological and socially responsible stewardship of our farmland.
Since 2000, the Co-op has dedicated a portion of its annual donation budget to the Farm Fund.
The Co-op Farm Fund has provided $447,473 to more than 60 local food and farming projects through grants, loans, scholarships, and emergency funds.
Co-op owners have played a critical role by steadily donating to the Farm Fund at the registers. Additional support for the Farm Fund is provided by the Sustainable Whatcom Fund of the Whatcom Community Foundation, the Industrial Credit Union and Sustainable Connections.
Learn more about the Farm Fund's history of success and help us grow the Farm Fund for even more local, organic, and sustainable food!