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Fall 2012 Newsletter - Part 1

posted Nov 11, 2012, 11:31 AM by Karthik R   [ updated Nov 11, 2012, 11:32 AM ]

Dear Supporters, Partners, and Friends,

Between July 9th and October 6th, FFFK recipients redeemed a total of $910 worth of coupons, $895 directly at a farmers’ market, and $15 in local produce from the Great Basin Community Food Cooperative, one of our new 2012 partners.

We have also given out $143.95 of fresh fruits and vegetables through the Community Services Agency (CSA) Head Start program, a nonprofit preschool serving low-income families. The produce has been jointly supplied by the Cooperative and our true & loyal partner Workman Farms. Don’t think we stopped there, though. We are very excited about new partnerships with Lattin Farms, Salisha’s Delicious and a nutrition clinic within the HAWC Community Health Centers.

Things at the farmers’ market were going so well, though, that a fourth farm started accepting our coupons with no prior agreement! This confusion likely occurred because Carrol’s Corner’s was placed adjacent to Lattin Farms and had no prominent sign, so both booths looked like they belonged to Lattin Farms.

We were quite surprised when Mr. Carrol, who we’d never met, presented us with $70 of coupons one day. Keeping in line with our mission to help small-scale farmers, we decided to honor the coupons. It certainly was quite a welcome change, after the lack of coupon-spending last year!