Help Our Farmers Recover from Hurricane Harvey

Our urban Houston farms were damaged by tropical storm-force winds followed by 40+ inches of rain that Houston received in just a 4-day span during the historic and devastating Hurricane Harvey. Our farmers need to clean the debris from their farms, replace destroyed crops with seeds and/or transplants, repair drip irrigation systems, replace damaged farm equipment, and undertake flood mitigation projects — all while hurriedly preparing for fall planting and trying to maintain their weekly farm share subscriptions. It will take days for the farms to dry out enough to replant (please no more rain, Mother Nature!), so recovery will progress slowly. Being new Americans, our farmers are still accumulating their own personal rainy days funds and, unfortunately, there are not insurance products available to specifically support young, small and diversified urban vegetable farms. Their livelihoods depend on selling their produce, so additional resources and extra manpower these next few weeks are crucial.

Here’s what you can do to help:

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  1. DONATEWe ask that you consider an investment in the recovery of our farms.
  2. VOLUNTEER. Roll-up your sleeves and help us expedite this farm recovery process.
  3. SHOP.
    • Head to a farmers’ market and buy from our farmers (and all of the other vendors, too!)
    • Stop by our Tuesday farm stand at our warehouse from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm each week
    • Buy our limited edition ‘Root for Houston‘ t-shirt
    • Buy Amy C. Evans’ original artwork ‘Houston Eats!
    • COMING SOON: Sign up for our fall farm share season. Details TBC.