Schools turn to farm products, local artisans in fundraising efforts – Washington Post

November 16, 2016 / FarmRaiser in the News / Comments: 0

Thanks to Alejandra Matos from the Washington Post for the wonderful article on FarmRaiser’s healthy approach to fundraising using local, farm and artisan products.  The article showcases the benefits to schools, farmers, and supporters of the fundraiser and highlights Alexandria Country Day School, Glaize Apples, Blue Ridge Produce, and Undone Chocolates. Elizabeth Lockwood hands Evelyn Tucker, 11, […]

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Good Food Takes on the School Fundraiser | Chris Hardman: Writer

October 21, 2016 / All, FarmRaiser in the News / Comments: 0

More great coverage about FarmRaiser from writer, Chris Hardman. Many people underestimate the size and scope and downright unpleasant nature of school fundraising — Chris sees how FarmRaiser provides a real alternative to the billion-dollar junk food and junk product fundraising market.   OCTOBER IS NATIONAL Farm to School month. It’s one of those “take the […]

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What if school fundraisers cleaned up? | New Food Economy

October 5, 2016 / All, FarmRaiser in the News / Comments: 1

There’s an awesome front page feature on FarmRaiser on the The New Food Economy‘s site. With new regulations curbing junk food sales in schools, more and more people understand that it’s time to clean up the school fundraising industry. FarmRaiser aims to shake up a billion-dollar industry by helping schools swap cookie dough and popcorn […]

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Bellingham Schools Go Local, Turn To ‘Farmraising’ To Fund Garden Program | KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest

May 19, 2016 / All, FarmRaiser in the News / Comments: 1

Great story on FarmRaiser from KPLU: Candy bars and cookie dough are some of the traditional fundraising offerings for school kids. But with concerns about childhood obesity, selling sweet stuff sends a mixed message. Now, some schools are taking a healthier tack.By this time of year, lots of families with school-age children are experiencing fundraising […]

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Bye-Bye Junk Food! New Company Makes Fundraising Healthy – ParentMap

April 28, 2016 / All, FarmRaiser in the News / Comments: 0

ParentMap, the go-to guide for Western Washington moms and dads, just published an article about FarmRaiser. They’ve also got a great set of resources for parents all over the country. You should check them out at www.parentmap.com. FarmRaiser connects farms and food artisans to local schools and organizations looking to raise money for fundraisers. Source: Bye-Bye […]

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FarmRaiser Shout-Out in LocalKicks

April 25, 2016 / FarmRaiser in the News / Comments: 0

FarmRaiser received a nice write up in LocalKicks, a local media outlet in Alexandria, Virginia.  How many times have you bought candy bars, cookie dough or pizza kits as part of a fundraiser only to have them end up in the back of your fridge, your trash, or (even worse) as part of a late […]

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Thaw. Learn. Grow — February 2016

February is full of promise. While winter still holds us firmly in its grasp, the days start getting longer, and plants begin preparing for spring. Soon bold bulbs will peek above the cold and sodden ground, and overwintered crops will extend their first tentative green leaves, setting the stage for spring growth.  Now’s the time […]

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Hemingway Elementary Makes News with Their Second Annual FarmRaiser

September 30, 2015 / All, FarmRaiser in the News / Comments: 0

Back for their second Fall FarmRaiser, students and parents at Hemingway Elementary are raising money for their school with local “beyond organic” meat supplier Wood River Sustainability Center and Idaho’s Bounty local food coop. Way to Hemingway Huskies! Students at Hemingway Elementary are launching their second annual Farm Raiser tomorrow. The students hope to raise money for […]

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TLT Guest Blogger: Mark Abbott, CEO of FarmRaiser – Innovative, Healthy School Fundraising

January 21, 2015 / All, FarmRaiser in the News / Comments: 0

After days of railing against my state’s Agriculture Commissioner and his plan to return sodas and deep fat fryers to our schools, I have to admit I’m feeling pretty dispirited.  But today’s guest post is the perfect antidote.  It’s an inspiring story of one person coming up with an innovative idea that removes junk food from schools, improves kids’ health and helps local farmers and artisans.  Genius!

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Reinventing the school fundraiser

November 19, 2014 / All, FarmRaiser in the News / Comments: 0

No sooner do most kids go back to school than those backpacks get filled up with fundraising materials. So what’s your child’s school selling this year? Magazines? Cookie dough? Wrapping paper?

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