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For three years NF2 supporters had such a fantastic time opening the December Holiday Season in good cheer while achieving our fundraising goals for sustainable farming. Here’s how we did:

  • 2011-2013 — A total of $19,604 provided to the Annapolis Valley Farmland Trust
  • 2011 & 2012 — A total of $12,882 provided for Oxfam Canada’s work with women farmers in Africa
  • 2013— A total of $6722 to Farmers Helping Farmers for work in Kenya
  • Grand total raised $39,208

This money was raised on the basis of: 50% for local; and 50% for fields faraway. Why?

Kings County is home to some of the best soils on our planet and our support for the Annapolis Valley Farmland Trust signifies the importance of protecting farmland.

The inclusion of Oxfam and Farmers Helping Farmers caused us to pause and reflect on what can happen when food security is taken for granted or lost. Our action on two fronts serves to highlight this while helping those much less fortunate.

These fundraising efforts remind each of us of what can be achieved through the generosity of others who care about farmland and farmers, both here and away.

A large spit-roasted pig, silent and live auctions, over 200 people each year, music by the Rand Band and Ken Bezanson, and the generosity of Old Orchard owner, the late Don Wallace. A truly great time in the company of friends, family and supporters for which we will all be forever grateful.