Help our urban farm support underserved families in Chicago!
Bridge & Bloom Farms needs your support! We are a small urban farm that is women + queer owned, located in Chicago, IL. Founded by Danika Jackson and Kathleen Valdez, our mission is to provide food to underserved families and food pantries primarily in the West and South sides of the city. The neighborhoods we serve are Pilsen, Bridgeport, Back of the Yards, Bronzeville, and Chinatown. We strive to break the barriers surrounding food access within these communities.
Our goal for the 2022 season is to provide 15 to 20 shares for our four-month long community-supported agriculture program. Pricing will be on a sliding scale tiered system to create an affordable option. A portion of our crops will be donated to the Pilsen Food Pantry
, and other organizations and people in the communities we work with. In the long term, we want to build a community-minded platform for gardening, food, and farm outreach and education.
Our financial goal of $2500 will enable us to do the following:
- purchase start-up supplies (seeds, soil, low tunnels, tools, packaging, etc)
- help pay for greenhouse rental costs for growing seedlings
- help pay the second year of our land-lease agreement
- help pay for our business licensing costs + fees
We are hoping to gather enough funds by May 1st, a month before our CSA program starts. (CSA details here
This ensures we have a solid footing going into the season, and your donation not only supports a local food business, but also the Chicago communities we serve. It would be a tremendous honor to receive your financial support for a vision that is possible with your help.
Please visit our website for more information about our mission and who we are.
Danika + Kathleen