Nextdoorganics is probably one of the only places on the world wide web that lets you buy wild-foraged dried tea herbs gathered in an autonomous residential community that attracts “community-minded post-Brooklynites.” If intentional living isn’t your cup of tea, then you can support urban faming teaching initiatives in Bushwick through the purchase of micro-greens. The grocery delivery start-up is committed to supporting small-scale sustainable projects in New York City and surrounding areas, and now they’re taking it one step further with their New Farmer Fund.
The fund will be used to provide farmers and food artisans with payments for their products up to six months in advance. The early infusion of capital will allow small-scale companies to invest in seeds and equipment long before their product is market-ready. Nextdoorganics is also committed to offering storage and food processing space to new producers. The fund will replenish itself as the resulting products are sold, but they need your help in raising the initial capital.
By donating to the New Farmer Fund, you’ll ensure the continued early stage support of projects like ARC 38 and ECOSTATION: NY. Their goal is to raise $12,000, and they’d like to support 4-5 producers per year. “If we raise enough, there are always small-batch people and new farmers reaching out to us,” CEO Josh Cook told us. Support them on Barnraiser, the new sustainable food crowdsourcing website, before March 28, 2015 at 12:59 a.m.
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