On the last day of the rainiest June we've seen since farming in Vermont, we experienced a major flood at our farm. The river jumped the bank and swallowed over 80% of our fields, leaving behind crops that are deemed inedible by FDA flood guidelines. We lost our potatoes, root vegetables, many greens, tomatoes, onions, strawberries and much more.
With a 50 member CSA and counting on selling at farmers market, we've been devastated by this loss of produce.
We're asking for the help of our community to bring us out of the rough spot and onto higher ground. Our hope is to use the funding to keep going this year. The funds will go towards seeds, refunding or supplementing our CSA shares by buying in produce from other local farms, towards earthworks to try to prevent damage from future rain events, and if we go over our goal, we'll use the funds towards other farm ventures that will help us be more diversified and resilient.
Please check out our gofundme campaign here:
While we've been growing here for 5 years, we only purchased our farm just under 2 years ago. This is a make or break year for us and we're hoping to make a full recovery from this major set back. It is our sincere hope to be able to continue to serve the community and provide our beautiful organic vegetables for years to come.
We're so very grateful for the support of our community to help us keep going! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for any amount you're able to give!
With much gratitude,
Nicole, Ryan and Miela