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RECIPIENTS

D. Rooney, Maggie Cheney, Hannah Williams and others at Rock Steady Farm


Our 112th Real Farmer Care recipients are D. Rooney, Maggie Cheney, Hannah Williams and others at Rock Steady Farm @rocksteadyfarm in Millerton, NY. They write, “Rock Steady is a LGBTQ+ owned and operated cooperative farm, rooted in social justice, growing sustainable vegetables in Millerton, NY. Pictured here is D. Rooney, one of our co-owners and veg farmers. In addition to our holistic, regenerative farming practices, we're working to increase equity in the food system and create safer spaces for queer and BIPOC farmers to thrive. We believe everyone deserves the right to high quality produce, and so our Food Access Fund provides free or subsidized vegetables to low-income community members who could not otherwise afford them. We’re also trying to create a space where our team (currently, there are 8 of us) can show up to work as their full selves, and create a model as a co-op where there is more shared power and leadership. Our values don’t end with who’s getting our food, but they are also rooted in the rights of our workers and the safer space we’re creating here on our farm. To learn more and support our work, follow us @rocksteadyfarm and visit rocksteadyfarm.com.” . #rocksteadyfarm #queerfarmers #bipocfarmers #cooperativefarming #foodequity #farmworkersrights #foodaccessfund #realfarmercare