To all Community Farm Land Trust supporters, 


All of us at the Community Farm Land Trust hope you and your families stay healthy and safe during this difficult time. Please practice social distancing in public to ensure important places like our farmers markets stay open in some capacity during this time. We are taking extra precautions to help protect the health and safety of our staff and local communities. For the time being, we are working from home and conducting any meetings online. 

Local – Now More than Ever 

Please continue to support our local farmers and farming economy. We are concerned for the health of our community and the livelihood of our local farmers. If there are any food production, food service, farming, or other ag-related organizations/businesses that would like us to share important news, updates, schedules or changes, please feel free to send them our way and we will do our best to help spread the word.  

 

And our 2019 Farm Map is still a great resource for supporting farmers and farmers markets near you. Our 2020 Farm Map will be published in late April with an updated list of farmers and local businesses that need your support. Please be sure to visit our website for early release. Look for our updated CSA guide, Food Bank guide, Farmer's Market Guide, information about Food Access programs and so much more! 

 


Hope for the Future 

While we follow the advice to Stay Home, Stay Healthy – this pause in our life provides an important respite from life’s challenges and enables us to spend valuable time with family and close friends in the beautiful surroundings out our back door. When this passes there will be renewed attention to these and other things that are important in our lives. Though it may take a little more time to get fully out of the woods, we hope that in a few months we can gradually get back to all the activities that we love. Together, we can get through this. 

 

Your Virtual Escape 

In the coming weeks, we plan to send you - all our supporters and the SSCFLT community – periodic emails, social media postings, and updated website content to provide some relief, gratitude, and a smile while sharing what it means to be a part of our community. 

Find us on our main social media platform through Facebook at CFLT Facebook

Please follow CDC Guidelines and Washington State Guidelines.

While we navigate through the next few months, please follow all the important CDC steps to protect you and your families, including minimum 6-foot social distancing, and frequent hand-washing

Your Support Makes a Difference 

Because of your support, we can continue our work to save farmland and farms. Just two weeks ago in our virtual Annual Meeting, we shared two important projects that will preserve two more farms in Thurston County. In addition, your support helps us tell the story of our local farmers in our expanded 2020 Farm Map. 

If you are already a member or would like to become a member, please follow this membership link. 

We are committed to helping our community, so please use the CFLT website and Facebook page as a resource and an escape. We are proud to be stepping into an important role in our work here at CFLT, as farm and farmland advocates, so please reach out to us with any ideas or suggestions on how we can better serve our farming community. In addition, if any issues arise and you need our support please don’t hesitate to ask. 

During this challenging time, our goal is to help and to keep the passion alive for our farms, farmers, and local farm economy – one we all love and that we at CFLT have committed to both personally and professionally. 

Please take care, 

All of us at the Community Farm Land Trust 

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