Help support farmers who are directly impacted by the current crisis!
These times are very difficult for much of our community and in an effort to provide immediate support for our farming community North Olympic Land Trust is teaming up with partners to create the Olympic Peninsula Farmers Fund. Along with North Olympic Development Council, Jefferson Land Trust, and WSU Extension we are seeking to raise $50,000 that will be quickly distributed to local farms in Clallam and Jefferson County. Farms selected will be those that need a little help to weather this time when farmer’s markets and restaurants are closed and distribution chains disrupted. Participating farms will receive these funds in the range of $2,000 – $10,000 as pre-payments for nutritious food they will then provide to local food banks over the new few years.
The goals for the program, to be overseen by the North Olympic Development Council, are to support our local farms now while providing food banks with a steady supply of fresh local food over the long haul.
We hope you will join us TODAY in supporting this effort. We know that some people are dealing with financial uncertainty in this moment. If this isn’t a good time for you to donate, we completely understand. If you can, we’d love your help! The North Olympic Development Council will start distributing the funds within a month.
For more information about this emerging program, please visit the listing on our Events web page.
Give now by clicking here and choosing “Olympic Peninsula Farmers Fund.”