Saturday, March 22, 2014

Grant Awarded!

We are super excited to have been awarded our first grant. Alternative Roots Farm is one of eight recipients of the Lakewinds' Organic Field Fund for 2014. The grant is supporting our organic certification costs. I called my mother up right away, as Lakewinds Food Co-op is her co-op up in the cities--I had to tell her how cool her co-op is! 

It's so important to have organizations that support farmers, especially organic farmers, as we need more of them! “Our goal for this grant program was to strengthen our support of the local farming industry. Supporting the local food system is an integral part of who we are as a natural foods co-op,” -Dale Woodbeck, General Manager. 

 We are excited and so grateful. It's an exciting year, or third and final transitional year leading to organic certification. It's a big investment for a small farmer, but not one we would ever question!


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