Small Scale Farms is a social enterprise who's entire purpose is to help provide equal access to affordable, healthy food. Our newest campaign, GIVE TO GROW is the infrastructure we've needed to collectively make a giant impact in Niagara.
Food is the ultimate connector. It is culture and it is currency. It is yours and it's mine. Give to Grow is a collaborative fundraiser that helps feed our residents, and support local farmers at the same time.
To understand what a community even is, or better yet, what it can be - we've identified 7 pillars: Non profits, Corporations, Small Businesses, Schools, Religious Institutions, Government/Civil Servants and a catch all pillar called "Residents".
There are thousands of community leaders within each of these groups. You decide which pillar you identify with most and you can immediately get started building your own team. We then create a webpage for your team to start fundraising. Team by team we are essentially building a database for who's who in Niagara. Plus we are increasing purchasing power for local food - by selling produce bags, (entirely digitally) instead of chocolate bars. Share your webpage with friends and family, colleagues etc and for every produce bag your team sells, we will give YOUR TEAM $5 cash.
OR we will buy even more local produce and provide $10 worth of fruits and vegetables to a community group of your choosing. Give to Grow benefits our entire community through the buying and selling of local goods - and small scale farmers are here to help make it happen.
Fill out our application and let us know what you love about Niagara! Let us who you are and what you're all about and we'll create a webpage to help market your team.
Your team page is all about you. Share it with your friends and family and for every produce bag your team sells from your page, we will return either $5 cash or $10 in produce.
Every month we will showcase the top 3 teams. It's not so much about competition as it is about inspiration. This is how we build a more self reliant food economy - together.
Pillars help us quantify who's who. If you are looking for a school team, you can search under the school "category" to find them. It also helps us market directly to a specific demographic ie talking with corporations about Give to Grow will be very different than talking with churches. This helps us stay focused on YOU, and what it is you can use this fundraiser for.
Yes. Marketing our produce bag is the perfect way for single moms or dads to earn income from home. Or, a small business or corporation can help market who they are and what they do within our community - through your very own webpage on our site. A Give to Grow team creates awareness for your brand. Churches and non profits - you can sell the produce bag to those in your community who can afford to buy the produce bag, and in so doing, you are receiving more funds or more food to help those in your community who can't afford food at this time.
Give to Grow is for anyone looking to raise funds, help feed our community - or simply market their brand! And the best part? It helps to unify our food system and support local growers.
Purchasing Power. Purchasing power is the name of the game. Currently grocery stores by-pass local, small scale growers, and we need to change this to become more food secure. When your team sells a Small Scale Farms produce bag, you are helping to increase our ability to continually both grow more and buy more local food.
Want to know more before you start? Send us your email and we will be in touch to go over the details with you asap.