Help save my family farm

$8,235 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 100 people in 52 months
Cheryl Rogowski  PINE ISLAND, NY
In 2011 Hurricane Irene followed by Tropical storm Lee devastated our region. Our entire crop was destroyed which resulted in severe financial hardship and devastating losses to the farm’s infrastructure. Since then we have been slowly recovering but did not have enough income to pay the land taxes. Our recovery efforts were negatively impacted further when Super Storm Sandy hit in 2012. We are still trying to rebuild and recover what was lost. Earlier this year, Orange County auctioned off our land without proper notification. Our family’s farm was purchased by individuals that have no interest in farming, land stewardship or the community. Instead, they’re demanding unreasonable amounts of money just to gain big returns on their investment. Right now we are in the middle of several law suits focused on getting our farm back, which takes a lot of money (i.e. attorney fees, filing fees…).

So many people tell us that our farm is a warm, welcoming and educational place for visitors as well as a healing environment for some. Our website, Rogowskifarm.com is a great resource for you to find out more information about our farm. We must continue farming our land and helping to feed our community, so we’re asking for help – setting aside the pride that kept us from reaching out much sooner. Would you please be part of the solution that helps us save our farm?

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. We are hoping that you will be part of the answer to our prayers.

Sincerely
Susan Rogowski
Cheryl Rogowski

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Update 10
Posted by Cheryl Rogowski
52 months ago
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Thank you for your continued support and prayers - we need your help more than ever please spread the word!! Thank you again
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Update 9
Posted by Cheryl Rogowski
52 months ago
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Thank you all for your prayers an d support it all helps us to keep fighting here!!! Thank you again!!!
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Update 8
Posted by Cheryl Rogowski
52 months ago
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Thank you to all who continue to support us. As anyone who understands farming knows it has been a fierce battle to survive. Our farm was hit very hard by the storms of 2011 and we have not yet recovered from the effects - one roadway sliced in two, another road way eroded 8 inches, structural damage, culverts destroyed. Minimal government help. We have struggled to continue to provide the chemical free, high quality produce our community expects from us. With your support we will continue to fight the good fight!!! THANK YOU!!!
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Update 7
Posted by Cheryl Rogowski
52 months ago
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Thank you for all you are doing it making a huge difference for all of us here!!!!
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$8,235 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 100 people in 52 months
Created September 19, 2014
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MS
$100
Mary Sellers
25 months ago

God Bless You Gals

HW
$100
Hannelore Wegner
42 months ago

GOOD LUCK, CHERYL!! We hope your luck changes for the better!

$50
Anonymous
42 months ago
SM
$250
Sue and Jerry McCleery
50 months ago

Good luck.

LK
$100
Linda and Niels Francis Kampmann
51 months ago

best wishes

JG
$250
Jason Grizzanti
51 months ago
AK
$100
Aley Kent
52 months ago

You are an anchor of your community and a steadfast supporter of the "good food movement". Sending gratitude and strength for your undeserved fight.

AD
$100
Agnes Devereux
52 months ago

Best of luck from all of us at The Village TeaRoom!

SD
$10
Sheilah Davidson
52 months ago

Good luck, Cheryl! Wish I could give more!

LH
$100
Liana Hoodes
52 months ago

You go Cheryl!

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