Native Offerings Farm Rebuild

$29,687 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 312 people in 13 days
Created December 2, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Stewart Ritchie
35037412_1544475496912233_r.jpeg35037412_1544356945510771_r.jpeg35037412_1544357012231742_r.jpegWednesday evening, Nov 28th 2018, one of our local CSA’s, Native Offerings Farm had a devastating fire. Their beautiful 1900’s barn, 1980’s wash house, storage cooler and storage room, germination room, 6 out of 7 tractors, most of the tools and equipment, and 80% of their winter storage crop were destroyed. Twenty-five years of farming, equipment, and tools, and fifteen years of improvements were lost in under two hours. They are tasked with starting over again. 

An estimated amount of $150,000 is needed to re-build, purchase equipment and tools, and resume operations. An itemized non-insured list is being compiled and will be posted on the FaceBook site. The monies are needed now so that Stew and Deb can resume operations by late Winter 2019 and be ready for the 2019 growing season. If you want to help Deb and Stew in ways additional to the monies requested and you have skills that can help them re-build, please contact Deb@NativeOfferings.com.

On the upside, insurance will help to rebuild the barn and replace three of the tractors. It will also provide funds to purchase lost crops so that the farm share program may continue uninterrupted.

Updates will be provided on the Native Offerings FaceBook page.

As community members, we are taking the steps to help Stew and Deb re-build and continue their operations without pause. We love what they have done for not only us as share holders, but as the initiators and trainers of many other CSA Owners in WNY. 

Please, in whatever manner or amount, contribute to help them rebuild. You may donate any amount you wish. You may also donate a specific amount based on the forthcoming list to be published. Any amount is much appreciated.

Lastly, your well-wishes, your uplifting thoughts, and your prayers of support are all received and felt with open hearts as Stew and Deb move forward in their dream to keep this farm alive, thriving, and even better than it has ever been.
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I love seeing these $5 and $20 donations rolling in. Of course, the more the better, but donating a small amount, no matter what it is, raises the total. We're going to help these guys. Thank you to everyone for taking the time to read about the fire, to spread the word about what you've heard, and to donate if you can.
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$29,687 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 312 people in 13 days
Created December 2, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Stewart Ritchie
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