Farmer Relief Fund
The Mill City Farmers Market Charitable Fund (MCFM-CF) has established a Farmer Relief Fund to provide assistance to local farms severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this relief program is to help keep regenerative family farmers on the land, producing nourishing food for all.
With institutions like schools and restaurants closing, farmers are already seeing the coronavirus’ economic impacts to their livelihoods. Losing these accounts (which typically account for anywhere from 20 to 90% of a small farm’s income), along with declining numbers of wholesale orders from specialty stores, fewer customers at farmers markets and the inherent small margins in which these farms operate are adding up to extreme financial hardship.
The uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 outbreak further impairs farmers’ ability to plan for the future at a time when they are seedling, planting and hiring for the growing season ahead. These financial uncertainties undermine farmers’ mental, emotional and physical well-being.
MCFM-CF has established a Farmer Relief Fund to provide support for the hardworking farmers in our region whose income has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to raise $25,000 to provide emergency aid to farmers. 100% of donations will support sustainable farmers in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
In accordance with IRS guidelines, your donation is 100% tax deductible.
Thank you for your generous support!