2019 Spring Appeal
THIS SPRING HELP THE FONDY FARM GROW
Dear Friends of Fondy Food Center,
You may be aware that this is a very tough time for family farmers in Wisconsin...more than 600 farms went out of business in our state in 2018 alone. This is a huge loss for our communities..
Healthy, local, diversified family farms are key to our future. They steward our natural resources, strengthen the economy, and provide our communities with nutritious food. In recognition of the importance of local farmers, we are inviting you today to ask you to help us grow the Fondy Farm, which has not only been a lifesaver for family farms but also ensured a supply of affordable, fresh, locally grown produce to families in Milwaukee's Northside neighborhoods - where the need is great.
We started the Fondy Farm in 2010 because many of the farmers serving our local farmers markets were struggling with land access and other challenges that threatened the survival of their businesses. The Fondy Farm turned this situation around. Just 12 miles from the Fondy Farmers Market, today the farm serves 26, primarily Hmong American, family farmers, and has environmental stewardship at the foundation of its programming. Along with our farmers, we are incredibly proud of this project.
This year we are expanding the farm from 30 to 40 acres and we are looking to you to help us make this happen. With this expanded acreage, we will be able to help more farmers and our existing farmers will be able to expand their production in order to meet the growing need for fresh, locally grown, nutritious food in the inner city.
But we need your support to make this happen. To secure this land, prepare it for use by the farmers, and provide the technical assistance that is needed on these additional acres, we need to raise $20,000. Can you help us with a generous gift toward this project? Every donation counts and we deeply appreciate your support.
On behalf of the entire Board of Directors and small, but mighty team of staff members, thank you again for supporting the pioneering work of the Fondy Food Center!