Steve and Sarah Murray operate Heart Beats Farm in Berkley, MA. Heart Beats is a 36-acre diversified vegetable farm in southeastern Massachusetts. Your past support helped put Steve in a position where he could adapt in the face of uncertainty. When demand for safe and local food exploded this spring, he was able to make a rapid, confident pivot.
Farmers without Steve’s years of experience and financial stability are now facing a winter of uncertainty. Most of our clients — 89% — are farm and food business owners who are just getting started, and have low-to-moderate incomes. Already operating on razor-thin margins, this winter may be make or break for many vulnerable businesses. They can either find a way to take advantage of the boom in demand for local food, or they could lose the businesses they’ve poured their hearts into — and which you helped start.
Can you step up to help more farmers like Steve access resources from The Carrot Project, respond to the pandemic, and pivot their farms successfully in 2021? Our clients urgently need your support as they evaluate what happened and decide how to move forward. We’ve adjusted our services to address the questions and needs they have now. Your gift will help them access the resources they desperately need, making it possible for their businesses to survive — and even thrive — during the pandemic.