Sweet Wheel Summerland FUNDRAISER- 1 Month to Raise $2 Million raising funds to buy 6-acres
Sweet Wheel Summerland FUNDRAISER- 1 Month to Raise $2 Million raising funds to buy 6-acres of Summerland farmland in order to protect this land from development and to preserve it as an agriculture resource for the community of Summerland DONATE . https://www.savesummerlandfarm.com/the-farm
During the tragic mudslides of 2018 Summerland was cut off from the county’s food supply chain. Residents were left to fight over the last available food at the gas station and liquor store.Local farmland is disappearing at alarming rate.
We are helping to build food resilience in Summerland by providing organic produce farm products and homemade baked goods seven days a week. We expect our future Summerland farm and local farm stand to be one of the most important stakes for a town deprived of any healthy food. We have been farming the majority of our crop in Orcutt but believe that the most eco sustainable and affordable way to farm is in the same community. Our purchase will ensure this 6-acre plot of land remain a community agriculture resource open preserve and education center for the children in our communityVideo courtesy of the Santa Barbara County Food Action Network
An oasis in a food desert.A food desert is an area that has limited access to affordable and nutritious food meaning a lack of grocery stores and farmer’s markets leave the citizens of Summerland with few options for fresh produce and healthy food.
Our residents median age is 63 double the county average. For there to be are local food source for seniors without transportation and medically unstable residents as well as Veterans is unmeasurable.
More than 36% of our community is low-income rentals.We deliver anonymously to any local that needs food helping struggling and low-income wage earners. Contact us if you know of someone in need of help.
Our non-profit foundation Santa Barbara Farm and Agriculture Education Foundation is a dedicated group of citizens on a mission to educate and empower the next generation of farmers to ensure food security for all communities. We are currently raising funds to buy 6-acres of Summerland farmland in order to protect this land from development and to preserve it as an agriculture resource for the community of Summerland.