The NOFA NJ Beginner Farmer Incubator by Eve Minson — Kickstarter
HI KICKSTARTER!! Our tradition at NOFA-New Jersey has always been to promote local, organic agricultural products, for healthy environments and healthy communities. The demand for local, organic foods is high. But New Jersey farmers are retiring and all over the state, development continues to push out dwindling farmland. This is not a good situation. But we are doing SOMETHING about it!
To help address this, NOFA-NJ is launching the Beginning Farmer Incubator Program at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ with the help of the USDA Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program Grant, bringing small scale farming back to New Jersey by helping train new farmers.
This is where YOU come in. We need YOUR HELP acquiring some basic and essential tools to make this program happen!
We need a Tiller – For field and bed preparation, to get fields ready for planting and to incorporate organic matter into the soil.
We need Irrigation – To get water out the farm fields, and to expand the irrigation to the (farm) fields to insure availability of water when needed.
We need a Vegetable Wash Station – The proper washing of Vegetables in post-harvest handling will ensure food safety and freshness.
And finally we need a Cooler – We plan on building a low cost cooler so crops can be properly cooled and stored before being delivered to market.
This adds up to a project total of $15,000
We need this funding for equipment to build a viable community of future farmers. There should always be room for more farms so that there is value for everyone: on the land, and in your belly! Farming is everyone’s business. read more: The NOFA NJ Beginner Farmer Incubator by Eve Minson — Kickstarter.
Thank you for supporting our project! Come visit our incubator soon.