Our Year in Review and Plans for the Future

Dec 1, 2021Uncategorized0 comments

Dear friend, 

Thank you for your loyalty to local farms. Thanks to you, we’ve triumphed over another challenging year and achieved remarkable things! In 2021…

We awarded five grants to our foodshed farmers for diverse needs–from starting an educational orchard to supporting the purchase of an electric vehicle for farm product deliveries to purchasing hoop houses for more winter vegetable production.

We held fascinating and inspiring farm tours attended by dozens of community members. Our tour of Hundred Fruit Farm’s diverse food bearing plants on a few acres reinforced the growing community interest in home food gardens. Our tour of Spring Creek Farm introduced us to exciting regenerative farming practices for carbon sequestration and outstanding nutrition.

Our two markets boomed despite lingering pandemic concerns. Doylestown Farmers Market launched a winter market for the first time in their 46-year history–to be held INDOORS at The Mercantile! Wrightstown Farmers Market grew so much that they are relocating their winter market to the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds to provide sufficient parking for customers and 30+ vendors. We are especially proud that our community’s appreciation for fresh, local farm vegetables has matured so much that a dozen new, young farm families now participate in our winter markets, allowing us the luxury of eating fresh, local produce year around!

We assisted in harvesting and facilitated the delivery of more than 2500 pounds of locally grown produce to our food pantries. Doylestown Market began accepting SNAP EBT benefits and Wrightstown Market will begin accepting SNAP benefits in Spring 2022.  BCFA is excited to provide an additional $2 for each $5 spent in SNAP benefits per shopper.

We invite YOU to partner with us for exciting new projects in 2022. With your help we’ll: 

  • Expand our farmer grants, continuing to grow our own local food supply
  • Host a farmer forum on regenerative agriculture for our organic and conventional farmers to learn and share practices and experiences 
  • Fight food insecurity and teach healthy meal preparation with in season, local food
  • Provide programs to inspire healthy soils and more home food gardens, native plantings and lawn conversion
  • Host fascinating farm tours and keep you informed with our newsletters
  • Keep building our farmer and community networks to support our growing farm community and local, sustainable food supply 

JOIN US! Donate today online her on our website, or send a contribution to:

P.O. Box 401 Doylestown, PA 18901 

Thank you!

The BCFA Board of Directors join me in wishing you and your family healthy, happy holidays.

Susan Pierson, President

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