FarmRaisers are a true community partnership and a simple concept: Buy local, fresh, healthy farm products and support your school at the same time.
Parents and schools are looking for ways to hold fundraisers that meet school wellness policies, keep money in the local community, support local businesses, and offer products that families want and need. We think the FarmRaiser may be the answer!
FarmRaisers are like a traditional school fundraiser, but they offer delicious, healthy farm products for sale to school communities. Children will go home with simple brochures detailing the available farm products for sale. There is a range of prices ensuring that everyone can participate.
Farmers get a good price for their quality products, and potential new customers for their farm business. Schools add a markup that meets their fundraising goals. Oftentimes, families will contribute to fundraisers even if they don’t want the products for sale, but in this case they know they are supporting their local farms, which is a high priority for Upper Valley residents.
We suggest you read through the materials and contact us with questions. We are happy to guide you through the process.
Thank you to the following for support in developing FarmRaisers in the Upper Valley: Vermont Community Foundation, Jane’s Trust, Upper Valley Healthy Eating Active Living, Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation, Children’s Fund of the Upper Valley.
Upper Valley Healthy Eating Active Living, and the Center for Cartoon Studies joined Vital Communities in this project.
Single Farm Introductory Email
Information for you to use when emailing or calling a single farmer to be involved in your FarmRaiser.
Multiple Farms Introductory Email
Information to use when emailing or calling multiple farms to be involved in your FarmRaiser.
Download this Excel spreadsheet to keep track of your orders. The spreadsheet has embedded formulas to help you tally up orders.
Brochure – Single Farm
Download this writable PDF and personalize for your school’s FarmRaiser when working with a single farm. These can be printed at your school or a local copy center.
Brochure – Multiple Farms
Download this writable PDF and personalize for your school’s FarmRaiser when working with multiple farms. These can be printed at your school or a local copy center.
These can be printed on Avery 5294 and handed out to students who participate in the FarmRaiser.