Please join us in:
- Providing Western NC with fresh, healthy food
- Building a thriving economy in Western NC
- Taking a stand to preserve Western NC’s farming heritage
In Western NC, many families have farmed for generations. Historically, most grew tobacco, but when the tobacco industry crashed, many switched to produce. Produce is grown, sold, and marketed differently than tobacco, and managing these logistics can be incredibly inhibitive for resource-limited small farmers. On top of that, today farmers receive only ¢16 of every dollar spent on food, about half what they made in 1980. Small farmers have a particularly difficult time, competing with farms 100s or 1,000s of times their size.
TRACTOR provides support to over 50 small, local farmers by helping them sell their produce to area grocery stores and restaurants. We’re proud of the beautiful fruits and veggies our farmers produce right here in Western NC, proud to be decreasing our dependence on food trucked across the country, and proud to be bringing YOU local food that is healthier for you and the environment.
By supporting TRACTOR, you’re helping to build our community assets—our strong agricultural heritage, talented farmers, and environmental resources.
In order to confirm our 501(c)(3) designation with the IRS, find our listing under our full name Toe River Aggregation Center Training Organization Regional.
Please click the link on the link below to make your gift.
(TRACTOR is a non profit, so all donations are tax-deductible)