The Farm Fork and Fiddle is a project started by the members of Ozark County Homegrown Food Project in Gainesville, Missouri about four months ago. We are renting a historical house that we are utilizing to operate a donation-based cafe where we serve meals sourcing many local ingredients. The store also offers fresh baked breads and pastries, local hormone-free chicken, produce, herbal medicinals, art, and many other handmade goods from our local community. Our mission is to make local, wholesome food more accessible, to foster community and support the local economy of the greater Ozarks County Area through the sale and trade of local products and services, and to promote local skills, knowledge and culture.
We are a volunteer-run cooperative business, completely run with volunteer hours. We work together to make this happen, cooperatively making decisions through open dialog. It is a lot of work, but we have several people involved who have great big hearts, experience in community building, and a drive to get this going. We are motivated and optimistic that Farm Fork and Fiddle will succeed and wonderfull things will happen!
We have three months to make a name for ourselves in the community and get this co-op off the ground, to bring in some profit so we can to turn this concept of local resilience into a reality.
If you are in the area, please come in for lunch and shop in our store to support us! If you are not in the area, please consider donating to our cause. We have a GoFundMe campaign here – https://www.gofundme.com/farmforkfiddle
You can check out our website and learn more about us here – http://www.farmforkfiddle.com
Also like our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/farmforkandfiddle/
And join our Discussion Board – https://www.facebook.com/groups/656956544401236/