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Join the 2017 Annual Campaign to Advance Organic!

Donate to the CCOF Foundation – help us support future and current organic farmers.


Heleigh Jones, 2017 Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund Winner
 

Join UNFI’s Melody Meyer in Supporting the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund

Melody Meyer
 
I have been honored to be the executive director for the UNFI Foundation since its inception in 2012. Early on, my board asked me how we could bring together likeminded foundations to make a larger impact in our priority areas together as a community. 
 

Keeping Organic Alive for Future Generations: Spotlight on Duncan Family Farms

For all the philanthropic work Arnott and Kathleen Duncan do, it may surprise you to learn that they are farmers first and nonprofit professionals second. For nearly three decades, the Duncans have worked to educate the next generation of agriculture professionals.

Lehia Apana of Polipoli Farms in Conversation with CCOF CEO Kelly Damewood

Lehia

If you’ve been following the CCOF blog, you’re likely aware of Lehia Apana, co-founder of Polipoli Farms in Waiehu, Maui. Polipoli Farms describes itself as “tucked away in the Waiehu foothills,” and is located “on the same ʻāina mōmona [fertile land] that fed generations of Native Hawaiians.” Says Apana, “As a Hawaiian-run farm, we blend indigenous and modern growing practices.”

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Ignacio Mendoza
 
Ignacio Mendoza received two grants through the CCOF Foundation’s Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund

Match Bonterra Organic Vineyards to Support Future Organic Farmers in Pennsylvania

Klinger
Abby Klinger is a Future Organic Farmer grant recipient based in Pennsylvania.

From April 1 through April 30 of 2021, Bonterra Organic Vineyards will match every donation from Pennsylvanian residents to the CCOF Future Organic Farmer program up to $10,000, directly supporting the next generation of organic producers in Pennsylvania!

Meet Abby Klinger: A CCOF Foundation Future Organic Farmer

Klinger

Abby Klinger
Pennsylvania

I will be growing sunflowers in order to make an organic, preservative-free sunflower oil. This grant will help me purchase a hand-cranked oil press. Depending on the size of my crop, I may also roast the seeds for sale. I am going to trial this project in my family's garden. After a couple of seasons, I plan to rent a field from a local farmer to increase production.

Meet Abigail DeVries: A CCOF Foundation Future Organic Farmer

Abigail DeVries is a highly passionate and motivated earth steward and change agent seeking opportunities to reconnect people with their community, land, food, and themselves.

Meet Adriana Murguia: A CCOF Foundation Future Organic Farmer

Adriana Murguia
University of California, Santa Cruz, Environmental Studies Major with a Concentration in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems – California

Meet Akello Karamoko: A CCOF Foundation Future Organic Farmer

Akello Karamoko has always had a green thumb. He planted his first apple tree when he was 11 years old and sold peppermint and sage at his church at the age of 13. Farming as a career path was not on the minds of many of the children Karamoko grew up with in Detroit, Michigan, but he sought out programs to learn how to grow, plant, harvest, and sell his own organic crops. He participated in agricultural programs, including 4-H Gardens with Dr.

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