HELP US CREATE EQUITY IN THE FOOD SYSTEM. BE PART OF OUR MISSION.
Your tax-deductible donation WILL directly support
low-income families in our community.
This year, we’re aiming to expand our free and low-cost CSA shares by 30% to reach more than 600 community members in need.
In 2018, Rock Steady provided over 400 low-income people weekly produce through our non-profit partnerships and flexible partial and fully subsidized CSA memberships. These programs are:
Low Income CSA Fund - Dutchess County
Low Income CSA Fund - New York City
NECC Fresh Food Pantry Participants (funds secured by NECC)
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Families in Acramdale
HIV/AIDS patients at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center (NYC)
For the 2019 season, we’re aiming to reach a total of:
10 Dutchess County families covered in local low-income CSA fund
90 Fresh Food Pantry participants through partnership with NECC in Pine Plains, Amenia, Dover, and holidays in Millerton (funds secured by NECC)
10 NECC Summer Youth Employment Program participants
16 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Families
150 NYC Low- Income CSA Members , and their families including Callen-Lorde HIV Patients at both their Manhattan and Bronx sites
75 EBT/SNAP CSA members in NYC ($10 price discount)
9 low-income farm staff of Rock Steady and their families
WHY SUPPORT OUR FARM?
We strive to create a viable farm model that centers on farmers’ livelihoods and rights - through our cooperative structure and just, transparent , labor practices.
We partner with non-profits both up-state and in NYC whose communities are normally left out of the organic and local food movement. Their connection to our farm bridges the divide and stigma against “healthy food”. Many of these populations suffer from chronic illness, obesity, diabetes and other diet-related illness.
We are an openly “out” farm, providing a safe welcoming environment for other LGBTQ farmers, volunteers, CSA members and their families.
We are co-organizing and collaborating with a regional Queer Farmer Alliance to build more community, and support to LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people’s rights within the rural landscape.
We are trying to be a model for other farms! We are talking at conferences, training new farmers and expanding teaching opportunities so that our reach goes beyond our immediate community.
We partner with People of Color (POC), Indigenous, Latino, LGBTQ and women- led projects to use our privilege to uplift their voices, goals and missions.
Rock Steady’s 501(c)3 Fiscal Sponsor is ‘The Watershed Center’
Donations can be made out to The Watershed Center, memo ‘Low-Income CSA’
Mailed to Rock Steady Farm, 41 Kaye Rd, Millerton NY 12546
HAVE SKILLS, TIME, FARM EQUIPMENT OR OTHER RESOURCES TO DONATE?
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