We are excited to present the following Farm Fund Grant and Loan Recipients. This is your money and support of local food and farming in action! For more details on these organizations, see the full story on page 3 of our April 2015 newsletter.

2016 Grants

Bellingham Food Bank
Seed Money Program pays new farmers for seeds in exchange for growing produce for this organization.
Goal: increase healthy food access and grow new farms.

Matheson Farms
“Sustainable Grazing Management in a Changing Climate” field day for local farmers.
Goal: climate resiliency, holistic farming practices, and benefits of the cooperative model.

McIntyre Family Farm
Purchase of multi-farm, portable sheep shearing equipment and sheep shearing training for local farmers.
Goal: equipment and skill sharing.

Off Ox Project
Training and demonstration equipment with oxen on several Whatcom County farms.
Goal: skill sharing, reduction of fossil fuel dependence.

Pachamama Organics
Acquire hand tools for the newly forming Nooksack Tool Co-op.
Goal: strengthen equipment access for small farmers in Whatcom County and foster collaboration between farms.

Twin Sisters Market
Enclose the new east county, mobile farmer’s market trailer with rigid, waterproof material.
Goal: increase access to healthy food in underserved communities.

Viva Farms
Purchase of a field cultivator tractor implement for a bilingual, nonprofit incubator farm.
Goal: supports aspiring farmers to overcome barriers to farm ownership.

Read periodic updates on the progress of the 2016 projects in the Co-op News and In Season.

2010/2013 Loan Recipients

Cloud Mountain Farm Center
El Rancho Jacal
Heritage Lane Farm
Misty Meadows Farm
Neighborhood Harvest Farm
Osprey Hill Farm
Roll Organic Farm
Sumas River Farm
Tailwind Farm

2014/2015 Secured Loan Recipients

Brittlebarn Farm
Cedarville Farm
Cloud Mountain Farm Center
Matheson Farms
Sumas River Farm
Triple Wren Farm

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