Danielle and Claire, the lady farmers of Ten-Speed Greens Urban Farm, looked around one day and realized, “All our friends are babes! Let’s put them in a calendar with our vegetables, and raise money for our future urban farm.”
Ten-Speed Greens Urban Farm in Tallahassee, Florida, was a thriving, women-owned business that supplied vegetables to 13 restaurants, 30 CSA members and two weekly farm stands. The farm closed in the summer of 2014 because their landlord wanted to develop the property their farm is built on.
“Though the first phase of our business has come to an end,” according to the Ten-Speed farmers, “we want to return to Tallahassee and become landowners. No more of this leasing business. We want to build a new, permanent urban farm that won’t be developed. We want to continue growing good food, but also teach workshops, host farm to table dinners, start a kids after school gardening program, and open a farm store.”
The 2015 Farmer Tans calendar is their first step in this fundraising process, and they want your help to get it printed, which is why they’ve taken their cause to Indiegogo.
Sometimes the best tool to have in the garden is old-fashioned American ingenuity.