Many of our farmers suffered greatly from the frozen devastation last week. We are passionate about supporting local farmers and I know many of you are also. Without them, we would be compromising daily on our food choices. A sane society is dependent on local farms and the farms are dependent on the community to support them...especially with rising costs of land, water, and legislation NOT for the good of the farmer and their community.
Richardson Farms cows are seriously injured; they lost electricity for days, thus were unable to milk their cows. Many cows suffered frostbite on their udders as a result (the milk leaks, then freezes). As Jim R is a vet, he will likely save their lives. He doesn’t slaughter his milk cows; they will retire on his and Kay’s farm. Pipes burst; the pump rod for the windmill that draws water froze and broke and must be repaired if possible. Other farms and growers suffered also – Smith & Smith, Rasmey's Gardens, Svantes, Sandy Creek, Big Brazos, etc.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Please support all of the growers by shopping at the markets, eliminating the need for a middle man. Encourage others to come! We have beautiful postcards that can be passed out and are available at Information.
There are several ways you can donate to the farmers:
Donate directly to the grower;
Contact us if you don’t know how to reach them – [email redacted] or [phone redacted].
Use the Go Fund Me account.
Call the market [phone redacted] with a credit card or mail a check to BCFM, 3110 Fontana Dr, Austin, TX 78704.
100% of any donation will go directly to the farmers.
Everyone at Barton Creek Farmers Market
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food!
- Jimmy Joe Natoli
- Ed Bonawitz
- Nicole Koehmstedt
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