Correcting a misconception
The following clip features LCFC’s Janet Kern setting the record straight regarding the necessity, or lack thereof, of a town subsidy to support our vision for a community farm. A diagram below shows an example community farm budget.
Well said, Janet!
To clarify what we mean by “no town subsidy required”, take a look at the the diagram to the right. It is taken from a presentation given by Sam Robinson, board member of the Waltham Fields Community Farm, at a farm panel discussion hosted by the LCFC back in May of 2009. What it shows are the sources and percentages of revenue taken in by the WFCF organization. The largest percentage (in red) is revenue from their CSA and partnership sales. This revenue alone is more than enough to pay for the entire operational budget of the farm. This includes farm supplies, farm equipment, staff salary and benefits.