MECA Realty will match all donations up to $25,000 until September 30.
Urban farms can only be successful when the entire community gets behind them. Right now other big urban cities have already invested in urban farms. Austin, Detroit, Denver, and others have taken advantage of available land within their cities to make fresh food accessible to more citizens. We are at a major crossroads in Charlotte. Together we can grow these urban farms to ensure that all citizen have access to healthy, fresh food.
We are excited to announce that MECA Realty has partnered with Carolina Farm Trust to kick start our Urban Farm Initiative.
Now until September 30 every donation made will be matched 1:1 by MECA up to $25,000.
Farming equates to food on our tables. We all need that food to thrive. But farming is hard work, and can be both risky and costly to farmers. We are here to help our farmers overcome their challenges, and bring bountiful, beautiful food to our plates.
The Carolina Farm Trust originated out of an idea to take all the energy and money being poured into food and farming education, awareness, policy, lobbying, and litigation, and make an effort to start funneling these efforts down to small, community farmers in a more direct manner.
Throughout the Carolinas, Carolina Farm Trust offers help to farmers with purchasing equipment, leasing or purchasing land, and in reaching customers through creative marketing campaigns.
It is our mission to directly impact local farmers and, in return, directly impact the food on your table. Join us in fulfilling our mission by donating today.
“…WBTV has learned it is about to see better days again. “Well, my big, big vision is this is the first step of really building a food system that feeds Charlotte,” Zack Wyatt, who is the executive director of the Carolina Farm Trust, said.
Carolina Farm Trust works to preserve and promote farmland.
The organization is partnering with Aldersgate, the east Charlotte retirement community, and together they are building an urban farm in the Windsor Park neighborhood of east Charlotte.
“So an urban farm is very different than a community garden. That’s what many people think it is. An urban farm has to be an actual working farm with a farm manager, Erin Barber, of Aldersgate, said.”
The Carolina Jubilee Festival is a two-day, annual music event, with the mission of providing support for the Farm-to-Table Initiative, with locally produced food and beverages. The event will be held on September 28–29, 2018, at Vanhoy Farms in Harmony, NC. We are also incorporating a 5K/10K Run the morning of September 29.
This event will feature local and national music acts, farm-to-table restaurants that support NC sustainable farms, Primal Brewery and Fullsteam Brewery, and a variety of NC distilleries and vineyards. All participating vendors will be local or regional businesses, keeping the vision and mission consistent over all aspects of the event.
By purchasing a ticket and attending this event, you are directly impacting your community and supporting local agriculture. And, with your support, we will be able to execute our mission of protecting farmland and fostering an ecosystem of sustainable farming. We are dedicated to working directly with the small farming community to get money in the dirt and assist them in becoming profitable, sustainable farms. And this super fun event helps us in doing just that. So come on out and join us in the fun!