Leverage your community to gather a regional food crowd, invest in sustainable food systems and celebrate local food with crowdfunding.
August is Eat Local Month in New Hampshire and Massachusetts (and maybe in your state, too). Regardless, if it’s official or not, August’s cornucopia of crops presents us with the perfect time to celebrate local farms, food producers and local food systems.
Many TLC communities leverage our program to gather their local food crowd and invest in parts of their local food system. We love supporting these communities in their work and envision these investments deepening over time. Each new crowdfunding campaign cultivates connections that lead to change throughout the entire system — to benefit not just individual farmers and food entrepreneurs, but all the pieces needed to bring local food from the farm to our plates: the soil, farm workers, transportation networks, markets and more. We want to support everything required to grow, harvest and distribute local goods to us.
So, in honor of Eat Local Month, we’ve highlighted some popular local food-related campaigns to feast on. Perhaps these campaigns will inspire your community to explore working with us in the future. (We sure hope so!)
Di, Kim, Jessica, Amanda, Jen & Katelyn