By Christina Carson
Christina Carson is FarmRaiser’s Chief Cultivator – managing our partnerships, communications, and leading our on the ground team of Campaign Coordinators. Having been a part of the business since the beginning, she’s passionate about sharing FarmRaiser’s story with with as many people as possible!
With the school year fully in gear, it’s that time of year when students start venturing door to door in hopes of selling a variety of goods to their friends and family in order to raise a little money for their schools. Frequently, those products are highly processed foods made in far off lands with little in the way of nutrition. Thankfully, Washington schools now have access to an incredible alternative that helps schools sell fresh produce and other healthy food items made right in their own community!
FarmRaiser is a school fundraising company with the goal of completely reinventing the industry. Out with the sea of sugar and junk food – in with CSA-esque seasonal veggie selections, fresh Washington apples, dried organic blueberries, locally roasted coffee, and other amazing whole food goods! In the process of selling local and healthy products, students involved in FarmRaiser campaigns learn about the importance of what goes into their body and where it comes from. All the while supporting the local economy and exposing quality local products to new potential customers. It really is a win for everyone involved!
These locally focused fundraisers have been around for about a year and a half, hosting campaigns in Michigan. They started working in Seattle last spring and are ready to help your group raise some much needed funds in a fun and educational way! Having partnered with over 30 schools and organizations thus far, 88% of which have come back for at least one additional fundraising campaign, the FarmRaiser team is looking forward to sharing their great work with more people.
If you, or someone you know might be interested in hosting a FarmRaiser for your school or community group (or selling their products in area fundraisers!), head on over to FarmRaiser’s website. Local Campaign Coordinator, Greg Meyer, can also be contacted directly by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (415.937.8942). I can be contacted at Christina@FarmRaiser.com or by calling 231.714.9712.