Author: Lauren Smith, Chief Cultivator

Citrus Fundraiser: A Drop in Crops

Thinking about holding a citrus fundraiser this fall? We’ve got bad news. The Florida citrus industry that was once able to supply much of the country’s demand for OJ and fresh grapefruits has fallen victim to a bacterium that causes “citrus greening” in the last 10 or 15 years, causing a steep drop in the…

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Tea Fundraisers with Culinary Teas

      There’s nothing better than sipping on a freshly steeped cup of tea on a beautiful spring day. It’s a fact that both you and your potential fundraising supporters know so well. That’s why we’re bringing on a new and exciting tea vendor to the FarmRaiser fundraising platform. Culinary Teas has made dozens…

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Farm to Cafeteria Conference Coming Soon!

From April 25-27, 2018, upwards of a thousand people will converge in Cincinnati, Ohio, for the 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference. The biennial event hosted by the National Farm to School Network is the only national gathering of farm to cafeteria professionals facilitating the faster and easier sourcing of healthy, local food for institutional…

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Bird Friendly Coffee: Perfect For Coffee Fundraisers

  When you’re little, you ask your parents about the birds and the bees, but have you ever asked about the birds and the beans? You should, because you’ll get quite the lesson in bird conservation and sustainable coffee production. Birds & Beans Coffee has joined FarmRaiser and they’re ready to fulfill all your bird friendly…

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Red Headed Honey Fundraisers

You’re in for a royal treat! Niki at Red Headed Honey is one of our newest FarmRaiser suppliers and offering her royal jelly as part of her honey products line– and it’s perfect for honey fundraisers! What makes Royal Jelly so special? The product is quite difficult to harvest and will only be produced by the…

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New Coffee Provider in Washington State!

There’s good news brewing here at FarmRaiser! We’ve partnered up with Olympic Crest Coffee Roasters to bring Washington state a brand new coffee sales option! Olympic Crest has been in the coffee fundraising game for years, so they know exactly how to pull off a profitable and delightful fundraiser. Best yet, they’re not just available…

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Local Fundraising Made Easy With the Local Food Hub

The Local Food Hub is making Virginia a better place for eaters and farmers alike. Representing dozens of farmers and artisan food producers, the Local Food Hub’s goal is to increase community access to local food, making it a great option for local fundraising initiatives. The best part is that it’s not just a place to…

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Fundraise with a Local Flower Company!

Fresh flowers make your heart sing. They bring a smile to your face and put a spring in your step. What better way to raise money for your cause then to sell both live plants and cut flowers from a local flower company? It’s a gift that keeps on giving, no matter who it’s for.…

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Seed Fundraiser with Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

We’re excited to announce our newest partner, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange (SESE), as a seed supplier on the FarmRaiser platform. Located in beautiful Mineral, Virginia, SESE is a worker-run cooperative that offers 700+ varieties of seeds. They work with over 50 growers to bring their customers heirloom and organic fruit, vegetable, herb, and flower seeds. …

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Everything You Need to Know About Champs

Wondering whether to have champs register in your upcoming FarmRaiser campaign? We’ve answered your burning questions below. What are champs? Champs are the individual students, organization members, staff, etc.who want to sell in your campaign. They’re your fundraiser’s biggest stars–the “feet on the ground” that raise money for their cause while educating their customers on the importance…

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