FRONTERA FARMER FOUNDATION

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2014 Grant Application

Grant Applications are now being accepted for 2014 The Frontera Farmer Foundation is committed to promoting small, sustainable Midwestern farms serving the Chicago area, by providing them with capital development grants. Small local farms, which often struggle financially, are more likely to promote biodiversity by planting a wide range of produce and operate using organic […]

About Frontera Farmer Foundation

A Frontera Farmer Foundation grant allowed Ellis Farmily Farm to purchase two pieces of equipment: a rototiller (which they call "our right hand piece of equipment") and a mulcher ("a blessing"). The Frontera Farmer Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is committed to promoting small, sustainable farms serving the Chicago area by providing them with [...]

Donate to the FFF

The Frontera Farmer Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting small, sustainable farms serving the Chicago area by providing them with capital development grants. The Foundation envisions a year-round interchange between sustainable farmers and consumers, including farmers’ market patrons and chefs, in which seasonal local agriculture provides the foundation for sustainable regional cuisine. We [...]

Meet the FFF Farmers

We’ve now made it easier for donors to support the FFF farmers. Use the links below to find information on all farmers the foundation has funded since 2004. Each section includes a short description of what the farm produces and how or where you can purchase their products. You’ll also find their address and links […]

Why Support Organic Farming?

The nation is losing some of its best farmland. Nearly four million acres of irrigated land are lost each year because fertilizers and pesticides used in conventional agriculture choke irrigated soils with salt, costing some $11 billion in reduced productivity annually.1 In Illinois, we lost 160,900 acres during 1992-1997—a 137% increase in the rate of loss over […]