“Know Your Farmer” Photo Exhibit closing Friday!


The exhibit opening October 23 was a smashing success!  Bounty farmers and friends gathered at Lopez Center to view 28 beautiful photos by Steve, Summer and Robert and read farmer profiles by Iris.  If you missed the opening you have two days to view all 28 photos and farmer profiles together.  One half of the exhibit will be shown at the Lopez Library from December 18 to January 29 and the other half from July 15 to August 26. We are on the lookout for other venues large enough for the entire exhibit!

 “There’s a lot of agriculture, both large- and small-scale, happening on Lopez that so many people don’t know about,” says Ken Akopiantz of Horse Drawn Farm.

It’s the BOUNTY team’s hope that, collectively, these images help tell the Lopez food story and will encourage people to, as Ken says, “… participate in our Lopez food system, both as producers and consumers.”


You can take one of these stunning photographs home with a $300 donation to the BOUNTY Book project!  The book will be released next October.


David Williams chose the Helen’s Farm photograph for his donation.


The opening celebration featured locally sourced appetizers and Lopez cider – of course!

Compost CSA on Lopez!

“Together we are building an incredible sustainable local food system. And it all starts with building fertile soil.”   David Bill and Faith Van de Putte, Midnight’s Farm


2015 is the International Year of Soil!  To celebrate David and Faith of Midnight’s Farm wanted to further invest in their compost operation with the purchase of a small trommel screen so they could offer finely screened compost to their customers.  Last week they announced they had been awarded a $10,000 challenge grant towards this trommel from the Human Links Foundation. The grant was dependent on their raising an additional $10,000.  Inspired by the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model they asked for “investors” to buy their compost forward, offering different options to suit different needs.  In just 48 hours the matching funds were raised!

David and Faith want to THANK all those who joined their Compost CSA and the Human Links Foundation, the Soil Conservation District for their initial grant, Tim O Neil of Engineered Compost Systems, Tami Thompson from Terre Source, Nathan Hodges, and Peggy Bill.