'm sure by now everyone has seen pictures of the devastation that the flooding has caused in many of the New England states and along the coast. Many small farms were affected by the flooding. i was very touched by the pictures i had seen of Evening Song farms. These young new farmers, had started a successful CSA program that was only around a year old, i believe. The original info on the website has been changed, since the farm is now gone.
This is a picture of Evening Song Farms taken sometime over the past year. This is before the flood took the farm. On August 28th, rain from hurricane Irene caused the Mill River in Vermont to flood and change it's course, completely washing away the vegetable fields at Evening Song Farm. The fields are completely gone, the river now runs where they used to be, and it's unlikely that they will be able to be planted here again.
This is what used to be vegetables fields, full of beautiful organic produce, completely gone.
You can see more devastating pictures of the flooding at Evening Song here also peek around some of the other folders to get an idea of what they lost.
You can also show them support by 'liking' their facebook page and maybe leaving some words of love and encouragement on their wall. They are also accepting donations on their website.
FUNDRAISER ALERT!The very generous Fat Toad Farm is hosting a fundraiser TODAY ONLY! They are donating all profits from their online store to help Evening Song Farm start over and recoup some of their losses. Did i mention they sell goat's milk caramel???
It comes in flavors like vanilla bean, cinnamon, coffee bean and regular....YUM! The caramel is available in giftsets, individual 8 oz jars are $8.95 and you can get a sampler size 2oz jar for $3.95.
Also, Kris from Old Gate's Farm is donating all proceeds from her Veggie Photo Notecards to the Farmer Emergency Fund. These beautiful cards were taken around her farm in Vermont, and are simple and unedited. She prints them, using both recycled paper and envelopes and package them up in a clear sleeve--perfect for gift giving.
Feel free to share this info. The Fat Toad Farm fundraiser is today only, so spread the word!