Producers in Need
Starting a business is guaranteed to demand blood, sweat, and tears. But when it comes to farming, the risk is even more difficult to weigh with all the natural forces to contend with. Between the threats of drought and torrential rain and hail (or freak snow storms!), staggered plantings and reinforced structures aren’t always enough.
There are two easy ways that we can support these families who work so hard to grow and produce the food we Arizonans love to eat:
1. Shop, shop, shop!
Show up at the farmers market and buy whatever you can, even if the selection isn’t as diverse or abundant as you’ve come to expect. Dare to try something new, and maybe ask for a recipe if you need! Pick up your CSA box, and know that your subscription is a pledge for the longevity of the farm. Keep in touch with your farmers on social media to see if they have another way to purchase produce in the coming weeks.
2. Donate to their crowdfunding campaigns.
Sometimes, cash is what is needed most to help our farmers get what they need to resurrect their years of infrastructure and soil-building. Read below to show your support for the families struck hardest.
If you know of a crowd sourcing campaign to support Good Food in Arizona, please let us know.
March 2019 - While last month’s snowfall was a beautiful anomaly, it's been troublesome for many of our beloved Arizona farmers and ranchers. Below is one family in Northern Arizona that was hit especially hard in February:
Cottonwood Eco-Farm and Learning Center
On February 15, Ryan and his family woke up to 4 feet of water covering their entire farm, and home! This damage is going to take a lot of work to rebuild, and any help would be make a big difference. Learn more.
"We ask that you you help us in any way possible and appreciate the community's help in getting through this difficult time." -Ryan Schumacher