Grateful Plains is a ‘for profit’ company. The most direct way you can support the growth of this effort to deliver organic produce and holistic health education to the residents of our community is to buy a weekly organic produce box, purchase a Gift Card for someone you know (or to feed the hungry), help purchase seeds for the classrooms, become a seasonal CSA member, or enroll your child in Eco Camp 2015.
There are also many additional ways to contribute!
DONATE time. There is always room for a helping hand in our daily activities. And not just hard labor on the farm! You might rather write up a review on your favorite vegetable, layout a recipe card to share with our CSA members, make phone calls to introduce our business to the area, work on grant research and fact gathering or simply share a cup of coffee as we brainstorm what’s next! YOU are Grateful Plains. Your participation is our fuel. I try to keep the Volunteer Opportunities page updated regularly so you have an idea of how and where to offer your skills and time.
DONATE cash. Financial support is especially needed since many grants, loans and stipends require three years of financials in order to apply. Cash donations allow us to buy specific equipment and products required where we cannot make compromise by accepting ‘similar’ in-kind donations. Currently, your cash donation will go toward securing certification and structure to establish a greenhouse for extending the growing season.
Please send a check made out to Grateful Plains to 190 W. Main Street PO BOX 283 Grand Ridge IL 61325. (Be sure to include PO BOX on envelope–it is required for proper delivery of our mail in Grand Ridge)
DONATE in-kind items. We are currently seeking the following in-kind donations:
- Corrugated cardboard / newspaper
- Pesticide free/ chemical free lawn clippings
- fallen leaves from untreated / disease free trees
- medium storage shed
- sturdy wheeled garden cart
- commercial grade two bin stainless steel sink
- sturdy work tables / benches
- enclosed trailer in good condition
- crates / bins / tubs for harvest and storage
- black tarp
- fencing / stakes
- rock garden stones / trinkets for butterfly garden
Please arrange pickup/drop off by calling me directly at 815/249-5134
Your positive reviews by sharing our effort is how we best get the word out! Write a review if you are a customer by visiting our LOCAL HARVEST listing and sharing your personal experience.
Like us on FACEBOOK! Share your photos, reviews, requests with others connecting with us through social media
Host a FOOD for FUNds Campaign for your group to keep our revenue flowing all winter long!