On the night of September 27th and morning of September 28th the Shady Fire merged with the Glass Fire creating a fire storm along Melita and Hwy 12 where Triple T Farm is located. Lisa and Vince Tristano lived and farmed on the property. Poncho and his family worked with Larry, Vince's dad and Vince for 30 years. Poncho is an essential part of the farm. A farm is nothing without an amazing crew. Poncho and his family are that amazing crew. Poncho lost his Ford Explorer in the fire and his regular work that he loved.
Triple T Farm is a multi generation farm that sells their certified organic vegetables at local farmers' markets. They have created a biodiverse farm that supports many. It is devastating that they have lost their home and farm except the green house structures.
The funds we raise will go to help Vince, Lisa and Poncho and his family. Please consider donating even a little towards their future.
This fundraiser is organized by Kelly Smith, Executive Director of Agricultural Community Events Farmers Markets