BOOTSTRAP @ FORAGER FARM – EACH SEED HAS A STORY

By Hannah Sargeant of Forager Farm Each seed has a story. Some seeds have been passed down relatively unchanged for generations. Others have been breed for certain characteristics and traits. And others have been adapted for climates like North Dakota. In developing our seed order, it became apparent that we need seeds of all kinds (except GMO) in order to deliver quality product to our customers. Many of the seeds we purchased we’ve grown before... Read More

BOOTSTRAP @ WILD RIDGE FARM – A PERSPECTIVE ON SEEDS

By Joseph Dittman of Wild Ridge Farm Our farming livelihood rests on the success of seeds. But how strange to hold something so small in the palm of my hand and realize I’m investing a lion’s share of days, dollars, and ideas in a speck of organic matter that appears so lifeless. And yet, time and time again, the seemingly powerless soon pushes through soil, and the seemingly lifeless yields fruit in its season. If we wish to finish well, we must... Read More

Join the largest coalition of young, sustainable farmers and save big on farm supplies

NYFC is a grassroots coalition of farmers and ranchers just like you – from fruit growers in Maine to livestock ranchers in Louisiana to West Coast CSA farmers – who believe there should be fewer obstacles to starting a farm.  Read More  Read More

Members Get 5% at Johnny’s!

Every day, young farmers, ranchers and their supporters are mobilizing with NYFC to fight for the future of farming. We want you to join our powerful coalition and open-arms community, but we know your funds are limited! So in addition to representation in the capital, invitations to events, and staff support on starting a local NYFC chapter, we’re providing our members with discounts at the businesses you depend on for your farm needs. Tools, seeds,... Read More