Press Release: Fair Farms Receives $5,000 Grant from Farm Aid

    December 19, 2019

Fair Farms Maryland

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2019

CONTACT: Shelby Kalm, Fair Farms Campaign Manager, shelby@fairfarmsnow.org

FAIR FARMS CAMPAIGN RECEIVES $5,000 GRANT FROM FARM AID

[Takoma Park, Md] — Fair Farms was awarded a $5,000 grant from Farm Aid to bring together consumers, farmers, and conservationists to advocate for a food system that is equitable, fair to farmers, invests in homegrown healthy foods, and restores our waterways. This is our third grant from Farm Aid.

“The Fair Farms story is grounded in operations that regenerate ecosystems and communities. We believe our food system should be oriented around sustainability and powered by forward-thinking, family farmers, food justice leaders, and passionate consumers who are actively building a new system in their own communities, purchase by purchase, block by block, and acre by acre,” said Shelby Kalm, Fair Farms Campaign Manager. “We’re so happy that continued support from Fair Aid will allow us to move this work forward.”

Farm Aid’s grantmaking is focused on work that enhances the viability of family farm agriculture in the United States. They issue grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations that serve family farmers in one of three funding areas: growing the good food movement, helping farmers thrive and taking action to change the food and farm system. This grant will allow Fair Farms to illuminate the link between agriculture, our environment, our health, and our entire ecosystem.

“In addition to Farm Aid’s work throughout the year to build a thriving family farm-centered system of agriculture, Farm Aid funds family farm, rural service and urban agriculture organizations through our annual grant program,” said Alicia Harvie, Farm Aid’s Advocacy & Farmer Services Director. “Our grantees around the country are critical on-the-ground partners in the movement to keep family farmers on the land, producing good food for all.”

To learn more about Fair Farms, visit: www.fairfarms.org.

For a complete listing of Farm Aid’s 2019 grant recipients, visit www.farmaid.org/our-work/grants.

The Fair Farms Campaign brings together consumers, farmers, public health professionals, and conservationists to advocate for a food system that is equitable, fair to farmers, invests in homegrown healthy foods, and restores our waterways.

Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual festival to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. For more than 30 years, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised $57 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.

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