We are so appreciative and overwhelmed by the kind words, encouragement, and thanks from our farm community. With our education and event programming in limbo, the farm is working hard to find alternative ways of bringing in revenue as these are our main revenue sources during normal circumstances. Many have asked how they can support our nonprofit farm during the COVID-19 crisis so we wanted to compile some actionable items here.
Farm-to-Go: Online Orders
We’ve been working with other local businesses to offer a safe, no-contact pickup of pre-ordered prepared meals, grocery items, and produce. We call it Farm-to-Go! We have options to pickup on-farm through our curbside loop or walk-up window or at our farmers markets. We are so happy to be able to provide good, local food to our community safely.
Seedling Sale (SOLD OUT FOR THE SEASON)
Every year we offer organic seedlings for sale so our community can start their own gardens off right! Normally we hold this sale in person, on-farm during our Mother’s Day Spring Fling event. Due to concerns about COVID-19, we’re taking our seedling sale online this year. Order your seedlings online and then we’ll coordinate a safe pickup time sometime in May or early June.
Participate in our Educational Opportunities
Education is a major part of our mission. We’ve started to conduct small and socially distanced workshops and youth educational programs outdoors and virtually. Consider participating in some of the upcoming learning opportunities.
Promote Safety when Visiting the Farm
Another simple thing you can do: be safe when visiting the farm. Our trails and farmstead are still open to the public. Just make sure to keep 6+ ft away from others; wear face coverings; keep our staff safe by not entering the greenhouse, fields, or farm buildings; and instead of hanging out near the animals, give them quick “hello!” and a wave, and then move on to enjoy the rest of your walk. For more info about visiting the farm, click here.