Topic: Local Food
Meet Quincy with Sweet Jones Farm LLC, a family owned and operated, mixed produce Louisiana farm. They sell directly to consumers through CSA, service. Quincy is using the Brighter Future Fund award towards supporting 10 families grow their own food with raised beds, vegetable seedlings, and guidance on how to care for the plants.
Rachel Slattery and Ben Coerper are the owners of Wild Harmony Farm, a regenerative livestock farm in Rhode Island. They used the funds from their New England Farmer Microgrants Program award to install above-ground water lines throughout their newly leased fields.
Hannah and John Doyle of Boneyard Farm specialize in pastured meat, eggs, and produce. They used the funds from their New England Farmer Microgrants Program award to build a mobile poultry processing unit, which allowed them to expand their poultry operation.
Forestville, New York, students eat local foods at school—including local farm-raised meat.
Decades after the Smith family donated their farm to AFT, the conserved Maine farm is a model of agricultural innovation and education.
AFT’s Farm to Institution New York State provides opportunities for local farmers to bring healthy food into institutions like schools and hospitals.
Saving Farmland, Growing Cities is AFT’s program to protect California’s agricultural resources and the nation’s food system, while allowing smart development for the state’s housing needs.