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 Jaime Silverstein for more information on how to apply for funds at [email protected] or 802-434-4122.
To make a donation by check, please make the check out to NOFA Vermont and mail your donation to NOFA Vermont, PO Box 697, Richmond, VT 05477. Please either write on the memo line “Farmer Emergency Fund” or include a note expressing your wish to contribute to the Farmer Emergency Fund.