The 2021 Everything for farmers program will again benefit the American Farmland Trust (AFT) and their “Fund for a better future“grant program which was established in 2020 following a $ 1.6M donation from TCCA. In addition to funds raised through the Coalition, TCCA will also commit a total of $ 500,000 to subscribe to the grant program over the next two years.
“At TCCA, we recognize that it takes all types of farms – from small to large and from coast to coast – for the US food system to thrive to its fullest. We created the Everything for farmers initiative as part of our commitment to do good for the future of agriculture, ”said Patrick Criteria, President and CEO of TCCA. “This year, Coalition partners are also joining us in showing their support and joining us in taking a stand for farmers across the country.
To amplify the Everything for farmers effort, TCCA has partnered with Food52, an award-winning kitchen and home brand and Coalition partner. Starting today, consumers across the country can purchase the Market all for farmers, a curated collection featuring some of Food52’s most popular brands. At least 10 percent of proceeds from all market items will go directly to AFT, including 100 percent of proceeds from the exclusive co-branded Tillamook X Five Two All For Farmers Apron. The Market all for farmers Also includes artisan food, cooking and serving utensils, and entertainment essentials perfect for this fall and holiday season. Food52 resident Samantha Seneviratne also lends her culinary skills to the countryside, sharing how to make a fall veggie tian with Tillamook® Grated sharp cheddar at the farm.
“When TCCA approached us to offer us the opportunity to be part of the Everything for farmers Coalition, it was such an easy decision for us, ”said Amanda Hesser, Founder and CEO, Food52. “Our platform is a destination for people who understand that food is central to a life well lived, and that just isn’t possible without the hard work of farmers around the world.”
Besides Food52, other brands and partners are supporting and amplifying the campaign, notably Bee’s Wrap®, Bob Red Mill®, CapaBunga®, Diaspora Co., Estelle Colored Glass, Fair Date Syrup, Kodiak® Cakes, Olympia Provisions, Vox Media, FleishmanHillard, 72andSunny, Assembly and HAUS. Additional partners will be added throughout 2022.
As a cooperative owned and run by farmers and Certified B Corporation®(B Corp ™), TCCA is dedicated to being a force for good in the world. TCCA’s farmer-owners believe that taking care of cows and farms, people and products, as well as the community and the environment is not just about a smart business, but also about staying true to the cooperative values. As such, TCCA is proud that the 2020 Everything for farmers The initiative and subsequent donation enabled AFT to create the Brighter Future Fund grant program.
“TCCA’s donation in 2020 was the largest corporate partner contribution AFT has ever received, and it has allowed us to accelerate the impact of our direct subsidy efforts to farmers and land protection, ”said Beth C. Sauerhaft, PhD, Vice President, Programs, American Farmland Trust. “Not only were we able to create the Brighter Future Fund, but we were also able to protect over 8,000 acres of farmland that would not have been possible without this contribution. We are grateful to partner with TCCA again in 2021.
The AFT Brighter Future Fund awarded 130 grants to farmers in 25 states in 2020. Ninety-six percent of 2020 grant recipients are from under-represented populations in the farming community, including women, non-binaries, LGBTQ +, BIPOC and beginning farmers. The 2021 Everything for farmers campaign and new Coalition partners will allow AFT to continue the Brighter Future Fund for at least two years with the aim of raising $ 1 million for at least 150 grants per year to improve sustainability, access to land and increase resilience.
As of today, there are several ways to support the Everything for farmers campaign and fundraising for AFT:
- Buy the Food52 Everything for farmers Market on Food52.com through December 31, 2021, visiting Food52.com
- Donate directly to AFT’s Brighter Futures Fund by visiting AllForFarmers.com
- Buy a Limited Time Shirt or Baggu® Tote from the Tillamook Creamery Visitor Center at Tillamook, Ore., Tillamook Market at Portland International airport or Tillamook.com/Shop, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to AFT
To learn more about the issues farmers face, get to know the Coalition partners and read stories about farmers who have been supported by the Everything for farmers campaign and the Brighter Future Fund, visit AllForFarmers.com.
About the Tillamook County Creamery Association
Founded in 1909 as a farmer-owned cooperative, the Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) recently earned the distinction as a Certified B Corporation.® (B Corp ™) and is proud of its commitment to bringing the most consistent, flavorful, and highest quality dairy products to market, made in the most natural way possible. Guided by the belief that everyone deserves real food that makes them feel good every day, TCCA produces internationally renowned award-winning cheeses as well as exceptional ice cream, butter, cream cheese spreads, yogurt. and sour cream, made with unwavering values that won’t sacrifice or compromise quality for profit. TCCA is owned by nearly 80 farming families, mainly based in Tillamook County, Oregon. TCCA operates production facilities in Tillamook and Boardman, Ore., And employs more than 900 people statewide. The Tillamook Creamery is the largest tourist attraction on the Oregon coast and one of the most popular in the state, drawing over one million visitors each year. For more information on TCCA and Tillamook® products, visit Tillamook.com.
About American Farmland Trust
American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that takes a holistic approach to farming, focusing on the land itself, the farming practices used on that land, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work. AFT launched the conservation agriculture movement and continues to raise awareness through its No farms, no food® a message. Since its founding in 1980, AFT has helped permanently protect over 6.5 million acres of farmland, advanced environmentally friendly farming practices on millions more and supported thousands of farm families. Learn more about https://farmland.org/.
About the food52
Food52 is a leading food, kitchen and home innovator with a monthly reach of over 25 million people, named one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company in 2020 From the start, the brand challenged the models of media companies and retailers, blending content, commerce and community around the belief that the kitchen is the heart of the home and that food is the center of a life well lived. . Food52 connects a global community of experts and enthusiasts, supporting them with inspiring and useful content – recipes, videos, podcasts, cookbooks and more – and equipping them with products that make them happy. Among a highly organized boutique representing hundreds of manufacturers, Five Two is Food52’s own line of award-winning products for the kitchen, home and life, developed exclusively with the Food52 community, and Dansk is the heritage house brand acquired by Food52. in 2021 and destined for renewal.
Jenna faller, Fleishman Hillard
Bridget Ryan, Tillamook
Tillamook County Creamery Association