Save Joe the Growers Farm Now!

$1,655 of $10k goal

Raised by 39 people in 29 months
Joseph Giangrande   POUGHQUAG, NY

I am a small farmer in the Hudson Valley New York. During Hurricane Irene, Super Storms Sandy and Lee, and the recent snowstorms of 2014 my farm was devastated! I not only lost all my greenhouses but I was forced to move my animals to another farm as well. I lost everything I had worked so tirelessly to build for the last 18 years.  
 
Ever since the morning of Hurricane Irene, and the loss of my father, that very same morning, the road to recovery has been very difficult. I lost no power for 14 days; yet, despite this the state of NY and US government have done nothing to help me. In spite of all of this I kept moving forward with the little bit of crop I was left with. 
 
Just when I thought I was getting back on my feet I was hit with Super Storm Sandy and the recent heavy snow. I lost the last of my greenhouses.  
 
 I just want to create a place for the community to come and have a good, locally grown product raised right here by a local farmer who has dedicated his heart to giving people what they deserve.  
 
My customers vary from local folks to weekenders from NYC. Please donate to help keep my dream alive and come by for a visit to my farm at 1127 Route 216 in Poughquag, NY.  

Thank You.  
Joe
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Update 18
10 months ago
Thank You for your help. Without you this would not be possible. We are on our way to rebuilding the lost greenhouses.
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Update 17
11 months ago
Thank You we are trying to at least raise money to get a front door. Some of you might not know we were robbed a few nights ago. We do not have any kind of door. The money that has been raised so far went to two greenhouse coverings and that got destroyed on the last Snowstorms. So we did not have any plants or cut flowers for two years in a row now. As for getting a new greenhouse the Grant will run out very soon.
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Update 16
13 months ago
Thank You We are somehow going to make this work. We need to spread the word that I am on a mission to rebuilding these greenhouses and get the new Greenhouse high tunnel up so I can raise fresh produce for the public.
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Update 15
14 months ago
Save the date June 14th because at 11am there will be a farm friendly family fun day to help us raise money as well!
BBQ, music, hay rides, kids activities, crafts, local vendors, and tag sale!
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Joseph Giangrande
3 months ago

Thank You to the most recent donation. We are no way close to what is needed to save the Farm. I am having a hard time making this work without the disaster relief promised twice by Senator Charles Schumer and the Farm Bill. I am trying to stay afloat here.

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Joseph Giangrande
4 months ago

We made it to the new season. Unfortunately we will not be able to grow for the 5th year in a row. We are trying to get started but are no way near what is needed. I am currently cleaning all the mangled mess of greenhouse structure with one arm. That is why it has been looking like this. Please stop by we still have some items for sale.

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Joseph Giangrande
29 months ago

Thank You for your support soon I will be able to put a new roof on both greenhouses. I still have a way to go with the main beams that collapsed.

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Joseph Giangrande
29 months ago

Thank You It is a start to recovery.

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$1,655 of $10k goal

Raised by 39 people in 29 months
Created February 19, 2014
$25
Anonymous
2 months ago
ET
$20
Erika Travan
2 months ago
$100
Anonymous
3 months ago
KN
$25
Karen Nazzaro
3 months ago

No longer live on Route 216 but miss the cherry pie!!

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$25
Anonymous
3 months ago
VL
$50
Vicky & Kevin Luddy-Caccomo
10 months ago

The best donuts!!!! We still talk about your donuts being one of our favorites parts of our wedding!! Best of luck!

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RL
$50
Renee Luddy
10 months ago
$20
Anonymous
11 months ago
$25
Anonymous
11 months ago
$20
Anonymous
12 months ago
Joseph Giangrande
3 months ago

Thank You to the most recent donation. We are no way close to what is needed to save the Farm. I am having a hard time making this work without the disaster relief promised twice by Senator Charles Schumer and the Farm Bill. I am trying to stay afloat here.

+ Read More
Joseph Giangrande
4 months ago

We made it to the new season. Unfortunately we will not be able to grow for the 5th year in a row. We are trying to get started but are no way near what is needed. I am currently cleaning all the mangled mess of greenhouse structure with one arm. That is why it has been looking like this. Please stop by we still have some items for sale.

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Joseph Giangrande
29 months ago

Thank You for your support soon I will be able to put a new roof on both greenhouses. I still have a way to go with the main beams that collapsed.

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Joseph Giangrande
29 months ago

Thank You It is a start to recovery.

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