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Buckle Down for The Buckle Farm

Jim Buckle,
Campaign Owner

71

Supporters

$4,618

Raised

Days Left: 0
Goal: $11,000

From Jim

I am fundraising to make my final lease payment on my farm before the purchase and sale is finalized in September 2014

Giving Levels

Get a matching tattoo with me

$10,000

Spend a day in the life of Farmer Jim

$5,000

Dinner with Farmer Jim

$1,000

I will donate a CSA to a family in need

$500

Personal vegetable garden consultation

$250

A pasture raised chicken

$100

A Thanksgiving Day vegetable box

$50

A dozen eggs

$25

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Buckle Down for Buckle Farm

Farmland in Eastern Massachusetts is both hard to come by and expensive.  

Two years ago I was given the opportunity to purchase a farm, formorly owned by a friend of mine.  After he passed away, his generous widow and sisters gave me a three years lease term to start process of purchasing the farm from them.  Now, two seasons closer to ownership, I am looking for help from my community to ensure my investment stays safely with me and you.  

Why now? After a great start to the season, the farm had a rough late spring. An unusual amount of rain (10 inches in 3 days) fell on the farm and flooded out a signifigant portion of the crops.  Fall and Winter is coming and we have great crops to bring to our CSA memberships, farmers markets, and restaurants for the end of the season.  However my lack of summer crops has put the farm in a poor finacial situation.  If the final lease payment is not made by the beginning of September I could lose my 2 years of investment, my customer and CSA members' investments, and be forced to close the farm by the end of the year.

So I am reaching out to my community to help me make my final lease payment due September 1st, 2013.

Farming has long been an important part of the health and success of our communities.  My commitment to continue to serve as many people as I can from the farm will be here for as long as I can farm this land.  Your help will keep 6 acres of vegetable crop land cultivated, and 26 acres of woods and pastureland protected and in production for years to come.    

Thank you for your support over the years, and for your support to keep the farm alive today.

Farmer Jim

 

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Buckle Down for Buckle Farm

Farmland in Eastern Massachusetts is both hard to come by and expensive.  

Two years ago I was given the opportunity to purchase a farm, formorly owned by a friend of mine.  After he passed away, his generous widow and sisters gave me a three years lease term to start process of purchasing the farm from them.  Now, two seasons closer to ownership, I am looking for help from my community to ensure my investment stays safely with me and you.  

Why now? After a great start to the season, the farm had a rough late spring. An unusual amount of rain (10 inches in 3 days) fell on the farm and flooded out a signifigant portion of the crops.  Fall and Winter is coming and we have great crops to bring to our CSA memberships, farmers markets, and restaurants for the end of the season.  However my lack of summer crops has put the farm in a poor finacial situation.  If the final lease payment is not made by the beginning of September I could lose my 2 years of investment, my customer and CSA members' investments, and be forced to close the farm by the end of the year.

So I am reaching out to my community to help me make my final lease payment due September 1st, 2013.

Farming has long been an important part of the health and success of our communities.  My commitment to continue to serve as many people as I can from the farm will be here for as long as I can farm this land.  Your help will keep 6 acres of vegetable crop land cultivated, and 26 acres of woods and pastureland protected and in production for years to come.    

Thank you for your support over the years, and for your support to keep the farm alive today.

Farmer Jim