ROCK STEADY FARM & FLOWERS
Partner farm of The Watershed Center and Sol Flower Farm
DONATE TODAY! VISIT OUR ONLINE IOBY FUNDRAISER!
Rock Steady Farm & Flowers believes in utilizing holistic farming practices that allow us to grow high quality vegetables, flowers and herbs for our community. Through our Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA) program, formerly the production side of Sol Flower Farm, we currently provide 70 low-income families with fresh vegetable boxes, a partnership sponsored by North East Community Center for the past three years. This year we want to raise funds to reach our total goal of feeding 88 families by adding a new partnership with another local non-profit, Ancramdale’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Association (NHN)! NHN has offered to pick up our CSA boxes every Monday and distribute them directly to families in need. We are raising funds to cover the cost of 18 additional CSA boxes. Last year we donated 700 pounds of food to NHN. This year we are seeking your support to both feed more families AND pay our hardworking farmers so that this can be sustainable for us as well.
Your Gift has a direct impact on families:
$600 – Full Season Share (22 weeks of fresh vegetables June to Nov)
$108 – Four weeks of fresh vegetables
$27 – One week of fresh vegetables
(We have lowered our price per share to help make your contribution have more impact. Normally our CSA is $650 a season, or $30 a week)
OUR ONLINE GOAL: RAISE $6,000 BY March 20th TO FEED LOCAL FAMILIES
All additional funds will go towards sending more produce to the Hillsdale and Pine Plains Food Pantries!
Thanks to our fiscal sponsor all donations are tax deductible!
Please make checks out to “The Watershed Center” OR visit our online IOBY campaign!
WHY WE ARE RAISING FUNDS?
Fresh food is not for just those who can afford it. Fresh, good tasting, food is a right.
Rock Steady Farm & Flowers believes that everyone deserves access to healthy food. To do this we have partnered with NHN. At Rock Steady Farm & Flowers, families and individuals sign up during the winter or early spring for a subscription to a fresh box of veggies every week during the growing season. For the last seven years this upfront financial commitment has been critical for the health of the farm and farmers. It allows the farm to operate during the early season when there are no vegetables to sell, enables the farm to buy seeds and pay staff, and guarantees a secure outlet. Being a small organic farm is hard, this makes the business of growing food much more sustainable. The farm supports the families and, in turn, the families support the farm.
The Rock Steady Farmers: Maggie Cheney, Angela DeFelice and D. Rooney