What does a community do when one of their best local farms has a disaster? Topmost Herb Farm, a grower of medicinal and culinary herbs located in Coventry, Connecticut was one of many casualties of the heavy snow that New Englanders have gotten this winter. Their greenhouse collapsed under the weight of the snow and ice, and buildings such as this are not insured. The Coventry foodie community is coming together to save this small farm, one from which many locals rely for pesticide-free herbs and incredible heirloom tomatoes.
The Coventry Regional Farmers Market (at which Topmost is a vendor) has been instrumental in leading the charge. They've organized some fund-raising efforts what we'd like you to consider. From today until March 4, the "Grow the Greenhouse" online auction of good and services is open for bids. Cash donations are being accepted here. Now is your chance not only to get an amazing and unique deal, but to do so knowing you are helping to save a small farm, and rebuild their greenhouse this spring, in time for growing this year's herbs and tomatoes. If you can, please help.