The Farmer Emergency Fund was established in 1997 to assist organic and NOFA member farmers adversely affected by natural and unnatural disasters like the flooding and damage from Tropical Storm Irene, barn fires, or collapsed greenhouses. We receive annual requests for emergency funds, so all donations are welcome.
Grants and zero-percent-interest loans are awarded to farmers in need as funds are available.
Please contact Kirsten Bower for more information on how to apply for funds: 802-434-4122 ext 16.
To make a donation by check, please mail your tax deductible contribution to the NOFA Famer Emergency Fund, PO Box 697, Richmond, VT 05477. Please write on the memo line "for Farmer Emergency Fund" or include a note expressing your wish to contribute to the Farmer Emergency Fund.