Thanks to You, Our Community

Friends,

On this Giving Tuesday, we want to give thanks to YOU for the various ways that you have engaged with our organization this year. Many of you have supported us through your patronage in the farmstand and cafe, by joining our CSA, and participating in our education workshops, programs, and other events. We are truly grateful for your support.

After two years of operating in a limited capacity through Covid, we were finally able to open up the farm to a larger number of guests this year and offered tours to showcase our regenerative agriculture research trials. We shared our work in the field of no-till research, in partnership with NOFA-VT and Vital Communities, through a number of field walks. Groups and individuals from the Upper Valley and across Vermont came out to the farm to hear about our approaches to soil health and building biological communities through diverse cover cropping and minimizing soil disturbance.

While 2022 has brought many challenges such as delayed harvests, drought, and staffing shortages, we feel fortunate to have nurtured another successful season here at Cedar Circle. Our committed staff contributed innovation, creativity, and immense fortitude as they carried out their work—farming, cooking and baking, serving, researching, and educating—believing in the importance of our mission and knowing that you believe in it too.

Our work is made possible by generous funding and donations. Contributions from individual donors ensured scholarship applicants were able to attend camp and that Vermonters in need of financial assistance could join our CSA, through the NOFA Farm Share Program, at half price. Recently, we received support through the Specialty Crop Block Grant to further our research efforts; the Couch Family Foundation and Mascoma Bank to grow our education programs; and the Byrne Foundation to support the renovation of an existing building into a four-season education space for future programming.

Looking ahead to 2023, we are eager to continue making forward progress in our mission as we expand our efforts and improve our facilities. With your support, we can continue to bring greater awareness of soil health and regenerative agriculture to our communities, both local and global.

Whether you are based in the Upper Valley or following along from afar, we thank you for being a part of our community. We look forward to growing with you in the coming year.

Warmly,

Eric Tadlock

Executive Director

PS. Look out for our coming soil health awareness video on Soil Health Day, December 5, 2022!

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