Here’s a worthy upcoming southern-based project from sustainable food and agriculture crowdfunding site Barnraiser. This exciting campaign supports North Carolina’s Lomax Farm, which is being advocated for by musician Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers.
The Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm is a certified organic incubator farm in Concord, NC, where beginning farms can gain access to land and equipment to start their own farm business. Started by Cabarrus County government as a place to raise a new crop of farmers, the farm is now being overseen by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.
Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers has been an essential part of this moneyraising campaign, and is a major supporter of Lomax Farm. In fact, many of the pledge gifts involve Scott: a $75 gift awards backers with an 8×10 signed Scott Avett photograph taken at the Lomax Farm, while a pledge of $1000 or more secures backers a ticket to an exclusive dinner at Ritchie Hill in Concord, NC in spring 2015 with special guest Scott Avett.