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Tessa DeMaster

Find out how to support Farmer Reuben's new Farm Store on Hamilton Boulevard

Published about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Hi Reader!

Are you passionate about supporting local agriculture and promoting healthy, sustainable food options for our community?

We're excited to share an opportunity that aligns with these values—our project to establish:

Willow Haven Farm General Store

in Trexlertown/Breinigsville
across from the Velodrome
at 8150 Hamilton Boulevard

The Willow Haven Farm General Store isn't just a store; it's a vision for a vibrant community hub where you can shop for fresh, clean, and nutrient-dense foods sourced directly from local farmers.

By donating to this project, you'll play a crucial role in building a stronger local food economy and supporting sustainable agriculture practices.

Your contribution will have a direct impact on our ability to create this innovative space, fostering connections between farmers and consumers and promoting healthy living.

Plus, as a donor, you'll receive exclusive perks based on your contribution level, such as credits towards CSA subscriptions, in-store discounts, free workshops, and invitations to special events.

To donate and learn more about the Willow Haven Farm General Store project, please visit our crowdfunding page on GiveSendGo

https://www.givesendgo.com/WillowHavenFarm

We are looking for at least 100 supporters to get behind this project so that we can build a secure local food economy for families and farmers in the greater Lehigh Valley!

We'll keep farming for you!

Reuben and Tessa DeMaster
Willow Haven Farm

P.S. Learn more at Farmer Reuben's zoom meeting TONIGHT at 7pm!

Join Zoom Meeting: This is you meeting link. Click HERE!

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Tessa DeMaster

Growing up on my family's farm in Pennsylvania, I never would have pictured the life I live at Willow Haven farm. As a kid I spent summers in our large family garden we called, “The Truck Patch”. I helped mom every summer, picking beans, weeding, and cutting fruit and vegetables for the hundreds of jars of canned and frozen produce we put up. Now I spends less time out in the field and more time in the kitchen doing the same preserving for my own farm family. Farmer Reuben values my many hours doing much of the behind the scenes marketing, writing emails to cultivate customers and capturing the farm story each week. I'm always learning along the way in my quest to improve the farm experience for each of her current and future farm members in our 500+ member, year-round customized farm box delivery program. Reading our stories will connect you with your food in a way you never experienced before. Someday soon you will want to fit local food into your life and we'll be here to help you.

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