"I am making my donation to BRWIA in honor of Carolyn Harriman because of her great love and kindness along with teaching me my first lessons on eating well and simply."
"My mom, Betty, was a joy to all. She loved life and lived it fully every day. She gave of herself to others as a volunteer, in her church, in Eastern Star, in Cub Scouts, to the American Cancer Society and to many others. She always put others ahead of herself and never looked to be recognized. She led by example, and many young people were touched by her over the years. The world is a better place because of her and she lives today in the many people who knew her. She is truly missed!”
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture Launches Founding Mother's Legacy Campaign to Increase Investment in the High Country Local Food System
We spent this past winter holding focus groups and interviewing stakeholders in an effort to make sure our organization is meeting our community’s current needs. That work resulted in an impressive local food system map and a new direction for our organization.
We are excited to share with you the future goals and strategy that we came up with based on the thorough community assessment we conducted.
OUR NEW VISION
We envision an equitable and sustainable High Country food system where producers are thriving and local food is accessible to all
OUR NEW MISSION STATEMENT
To build an equitable and sustainable High Country local food system by supporting producers and cultivating community connections that inspire, educate, and increase demand for local food.
As an organization founded and led by women, we continue to celebrate and uplift the diversity of voices who are dedicated to growing and eating high quality local food. Just as our founding mothers intended, our work remains focused on strengthening the local food system by serving all people.
To continue the legacy of our founding mothers, our work has resulted in:
Our ability to continue this much needed food system work depends on you.
We are seeing a national trend of decreased support for programs that help small family farms. Our ability to fill that gap depends on donations from caring community members like you.
Why give to Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture?
Please help us reach our Legacy Campaign goal of $20,000 by this Mothers Day, May 12th.
All donations made to the Founding Mother's Legacy Campaign can be made in honor of a special mother/woman/leader who has made a positive impact on your life or in the community. We will be highlighting these impactful women and leaders throughout the month of May on this page and social media.