However, the farm and Tom's livelihood are in jeopardy. The last few years have been extremely challenging, especially this past year due to Covid-19 & extensive crop failure. This has severely impacted the business, putting your local farm and the market at risk of potentially closing it's doors. It breaks my heart to even think that there potentially may not be another growing season for our farmer at the edge of the village of Youngstown.
Over the last 15 years, I have seen Tom work from dawn to dusk, and have been inspired by his commitment to his land and his customers from across WNY. I have also personally witnessed his generosity countless times, whether it be him donating apples to the local food bank, providing free field trips for local students to the orchards, or randomly doing a free giveaway of special produce to a customer.
To continue our pursuit of farming, & educating the importance of 'no farm's, no food', we are in need of your support. As difficult as this is to ask of people, we do know the importance of COMMUNITY, & we are hopeful that with your help and support, we can continue our legacy of farming next year and for many years to come. Tom has always believed that it is valuable to a community to have local retail farms.
Please consider donating to Tom Tower's Farm Market toward rebuilding our farm funds. We will be forever grateful for any support we receive in hopes of being open next year, and keeping our farm growing for many more generations.
This is more than just a farm. This is our food, our health, and a huge part of our community.
& the Tom Tower Crew
“In my dad’s generation, the farm was only a half-step away, and everyone knew someone on a farm, but with each generation, it’s a step further away. We’re all responsible for each other – that’s what I believe." - Tom Tower
- Gary Ciurczak
- In Honor of Chester Stepien
- John Moffitt
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