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Rise & Root Farm .
168 Meadow Avenue
(Chester, NY)
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Last day and almost there!

the project

We are because of our community. You have supported us in many ways over the years and we appreciate you! Now we are asking for your help - to keep providing produce to our Bronx community!

We have worked in partnership with the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center in a variety of ways for years - Karen raised her kids in this neighborhood and worked with the center to create the La Familia Verde coalition that runs the farmers market, Michaela made sauerkraut and provided demos to the kids at the center, Jane met Karen during her work as an Americorp Vista at the Garden of Happiness and Bissel Garden, Lorrie gardened not far away at Taqua Community Garden. We love our community in the Bronx and want to keep providing them with fresh, nutritious produce from the farm - we need your help to make it happen!


the steps

1. Harvest existing produce and deliver weekly to the Mary Mitchell Center in the Bronx

2. Plant new seeds to keep the successions of fresh greens going over the winter

3. Deliver a bumper crop of produce to the community for the annual Thanksgiving week food distribution


why we're doing it

Healthy, fresh, culturally appropriate food should be a right, not a priviledge. The Mary Mitchell Center sits at the heart of a community in the Bronx which Karen has described as under Food Apartheid - fresh produce is intentionally scarce and fast food, and other unhealthy options are plentiful. We believe our community in the Bronx deserves better - deserves to be nourished in order to flourish. Please help us make it happen!


Final budget


250 x $30 per box = $10,000

Seeds = $400

Potting mix = $600

Packaging materials = $288.72

Total = $11,288.72

TOTAL RAISED = $12,789.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (8%) $1,023.12
ioby Donation Processing Fee (4%) $477.16

Original budget


Weekly distribution of produce box to 25 families

25 families x 10 weeks = 250 boxes of produce

250 x $30 per box = $10,000

Seeds = $250

Potting mix = $250

Delivery = $500

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee 8% $979.52
ioby Donation Processing Fee 4% $264.47
TOTAL TO RAISE $12,243.99
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.


Last day and almost there!

Thank you to all of you who've donated to get us this far. We are so close to our goal and appreciate all your love and support that's gotten us here!

We wish you a happy and peaceful start to the new year.

With love and gratitude,

Karen, Michaela, Lorrie and Jane


Abundance for our community over the Thanksgiving holiday

Thanks to your donations so far, we've been able to meet our first goal to provide a bumper crop of produce to the Mary Mitchell Center community during the week of Thanksgiving.

The folks at the MM Center were so happy to be able to offer produce to the community for this big week that's come to mean gratitude, food and community. We are super grateful for all of you who have donated so far.

We're nearly halfway to our goal and have a deadline of December 15th so we can cash out by the end of the year to get any matching funds. Please continue to spread the word and help us reach our goal. Thank you!


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