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Cluck & Trowel Barn Fire Recovery Fund

$25,243 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 345 people in 1 month
Created January 13, 2019
Team Cluck & Trowel
on behalf of Sarah Cogswell
In the early hours of January 12th, Sarah Cogswell left her house to get ready for a farmers' market, only to find her barn ablaze. Fire crews from Dartmouth and the surrounding communities battled the intense fire for 4 hours, but the barn was a complete loss. Sarah along with Kate Levin own and run Cluck and Trowel, a small family farm in Dartmouth and Westport, MA. It is a certified organic farm raising pastured poultry and heritage pork as well as a variety of seasonal produce.  Sarah and Kate lost over 200 laying hens, a brand new chest freezer full of their pork they were selling at farmers' markets, and all of the equipment that they were storing in the barn for the winter. Sarah and Kate are headed into their fourth season farming at this location and were planning on expanding this season. Even before starting Cluck and Trowel, Sarah and Kate were an integral part of the local farming community. They are active members of the Dartmouth Grange and they are always ready to help anyone in their community that needs it. 

Please help us get Sarah and Kate back on their feet and continue to farm. All funds raised will go directly to Sarah and Kate to help replace the equipment they lost in the fire and to try and rebuild their flock of chickens.

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Get your tickets to Farm & Coasts fundraising event this Thursday 1/31/19 beginning at 6:30pm here:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4058952

We are so very grateful for all of the love and support our community had shown us and would love to see each and every one of your smiling faces!

Please consider joining us at Farm & Coast on 1/31/19. Neal McCarthy and Barry Gross will be playing, there will be a silent auction, a cash bar featuring Westport Rivers wine and Buzzards Bay Brewery beer and Farm & Coast will provide delicious hors d'oeurves!

Tickets are $25 and proceeds go to the Cluck & Trowel Barn Fire Recovery Fund!

Make an evening of it! Our friends at Little Moss Restaurant will be giving 50% of their proceeds from dinner service on 1/31/19 to the Cluck & Trowel Barn Fire Recovery Fund as well! If you have not tried Little Moss yet or if it is a favorite, this is a great excuse to enjoy an exquisitely prepared meal of fresh local ingredients AND the 1/31/19 menu will feature a Cluck & Trowel special plate featuring our delicious pasture raised chicken. Reservations are strongly recommended and we promise you will be dining amongst all of our favorite people which makes it extra special! <3

The bright spot in all of this turmoil has been each and every one of you. We are SO excited for the chance to see you in person, listen to some great music and enjoy fresh local food and drinks! We hope you are too!

XOXO
Sarah, Kate and Massimo
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Sarah, Massimo and I are so very grateful for the outpouring of love and support we are receiving.

There is so much to sort through. Insurance companies are proving to be the most difficult piece. Just when we think we see light at the end of the tunnel or feel confident about a path forward, the certified letters arrive. We WILL figure it all out and we WILL push forward.

This quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. really resonates right now. #LoveOneAnother

Love,
Kate, Sarah, and Massimo
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Hello friends,
You can follow us on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/cluckandtrowel/
And on Instagram we are @cluckandtrowel
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Sarah, Massimo and I want to be sure we do not lose sight of recognizing what a gift each and every one of you are to us. We are completely overwhelmed, in the most positive way, by the love and support we have received. Your generosity is boundless.

It was confirmed that our farm insurance will not cover the lost equipment, poultry or product so we will be relying on fundraising more than we initially thought. To that end please keep an eye here and on our social media accounts because there are some FUN things happening in the coming weeks...

BIG thanks to Peter and the Concordia Team for helping us with a foul weather shelter for Judith, Lucy, and Higgins this morning!

Thank you all so much for your generosity and all of the love you have shown us... SO MUCH LOVE!
We truly are rich beyond measure.
XOXO
Kate, Sarah, and Massimo
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$25,243 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 345 people in 1 month
Created January 13, 2019
Team Cluck & Trowel
on behalf of Sarah Cogswell
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