The Red Hills Small Farm Alliance’s mission of supporting the economic stability of local farms, offering professional development to farmers, and expanding local food access in the Big Bend has been more important than ever since the pandemic. The need for local food expanded during covid and with the support of our generous community, hardworking staff, and our dedicated farmers we were able to rise to the occasion. As covid became less scary and we felt safe to gather again, we got CRAFT, our farmer to farmer education initiative, up and running again and resumed the much loved annual Tomato Feastival event. The interest in both producing local food as well as consuming it continues to grow, but so do our costs.
We moved into a new space a few years ago and are again looking to move, as our lease ends in May. Our Red Hills Online Market staff has grown in numbers to meet the increased orders of the market, and we recently hired a full time Executive Director, Tyler Turkle. We are looking to Tyler to help expand our educational and food access programming to reach more folks and have a greater impact. So far we’ve done this almost entirely with volunteers. In order to make this piece of our mission truly take off we need funds to do it.
Please consider making a gift* to the Annual Fund by sending a check to the address below or clicking the donation link below. Thank you for appreciating the work of our producers and staff, and for supporting a food network that provides the best local foods available to our community. We are also always interested in expanding the diversity and skills of our volunteer Board and committees. Please let us know if you’d like to contribute with your time!
The Red Hills Small Farm Alliance Board of Directors
* Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES), a financial gift to the alliance is eligible for a tax benefit. Individual taxpayers may deduct donations to non-profit organizations of up to $300 on their 2020 federal tax return, even if they take the standard deduction. Married-filing-jointly taxpayers will get an above-the-line deduction of up to $600. Donors who itemize may deduct charitable contributions up to 100% of their AGI. The window for taking advantage of these changes closes on December 31, 2020. For further tax-related questions, or to see how to best manage your deduction, please reach out to your tax professional.
It’s easy to give
Mail a check to made out to Red Hills Small Farm Alliance with the memo reading "Annual Fund"
P.O. Box 3452
Tallahassee, FL 32315