Farmraiser Grant Program
The Ethical Farming Fund's Farmraiser Grant Program raises the standards of Western Pennsylvania's foodshed by funding projects on local farms that improve the welfare of their livestock.
Congratulations to the 2018 Farmraiser Grant Awardee:
Second Wind Farm
Second Wind Farm raises beef cattle and chicken, and grows produce, hay, corn, and oats on their fifth generation farm in Markleton, PA. Their cattle are grass-fed, supplemented with homegrown hay and grain, and the chickens raised for meat and eggs are free-range.
Proposed Project: Second Wind Farm plans to install a permanent fence around a 15-acre pasture that will be designated for their younger cattle to graze.
Find them on Facebook: @voughfarm
Stay tuned for updates on this project throughout the summer!
Our First Farmraiser Grant Awardee:
The Streets Family Farm
The Streets Family Farm used the Farmraiser Grant to build a permanent fence that will accommodate all livestock in a rotational grazing system. Rotational grazing provides a constant source of fresh grass for livestock and improves the health of the land by giving the pasture intervals of rest from grazing.
Watch the project's progress over the past summer below. You can see more of the Streets Family Farm through our Streets Family Farm virtual tour.