As a 501(c)3 educational organization, we work hard to be environmentally sustaining and financially self-sustaining. We must raise all the funds we need for farm operations, supplies, equipment, farm and education staffing, building costs and maintenance.
By becoming a Friend of the Farm you become an important part of preserving farmlands, natural forest, and historic buildings for future generations and help to keep the Farm open to the public throughout the year.
The Farm is an invaluable community resource in which you can safely invest and also see the practical impact of your gift. There are several ways to join us as a Friend of the Farm. Becoming anEvent Sponsoris one:
Our Audience: Our events bring together an average of 3,000 people per event, including young families with children, adults age 40+, and families from Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia and New Jersey counties of Mercer, Burlington, Hunterdon, and Somerset with median household income of $70,000. Our attendees are committed to healthy food – sustainably grown, engaging with community, and connecting with the land.
Exposure for Your Business or Organization:
Snipes Farm event date-savers, invitations, and weekly e-mails blasted to over 5,000 readers
Facebook ads – 200,000+ impressions
Website views – 10,000+ visits and Facebook followers – 5,250
Earned media – 50+ media outlets
Sponsorship Opportunities: Multiple levels of sponsorships are available, and each opportunity can be customized to meet diverse marketing needs.
Also, consider an annual or year-end gift of:
Bushel boxes for organic produce
Potting soil for seedlings
Pruners, digging forks & garden gloves
Farm Field cart (need 4)
Sponsor a needy child through one week of Summer Farm Camp
A half share of local veggies for a needy Bucks County family (26 weeks)
Thousands of seeds for cover cropping (to suppress weeds, manage erosion, improve soil fertility, control diseases & pests)
Sponsor an educational Farm tour for a Title I school (one classroom of low-income elementary school students)
A homeless child can enjoy 3 weeks of summer farm camp
And some of our larger needs:
Park-quality picnic tables made of recycled materials (need 10)
Farm campus signage
Durable farm playground equipment
Split-rail fencing & Deer fencing
Outdoor covered pavilion structure
Environmental education & multipurpose classroom
Students:As a Friend of Snipes Farm you could help our programs to reach, educate, and inspire even more children. On any given day, you’ll find farmers tending crops, animals giving us food and fertilizer, and children exploring and learning about the solar panels that power the farm using energy from the sun.
The Farm:As a Friend of the Farm, you would take part in maintaining this dynamic and beautiful place. Set on a historic 6-generation farm in Morrisville, PA, our non-profit organization has served the community in exciting ways for more than five years.The farm staff grows food for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and our members enjoy organic vegetables and fruit from June to November.
Community Sustainable Agriculture (CSA): As a Friend of the Farm you would support this important life-giving work, and help provide needed equipment and materials to reach even more people. Snipes Farm and Education Center builds community through volunteering, and health and vitality in our members by providing diets infused with fresh produce. Sustainable practices improve the soil’s fertility with the help of animals, crop rotation, and cover cropping.
Giving Back: As a Friend of the Farm, you will help fresh food reach families in need. Finally, and we think most importantly, fresh food from our farm is donated to Rolling Harvest and Farmers Against Hunger and distributed to area soup kitchens and food pantries.