San Benito Farmers
As a result of excessive rains throughout January 2017, farms throughout San Benito County, especially those located in Hollister, have suffered a significant amount of damage - injuring seeds, decimating crops, and damaging equipment.
Mandela MarketPlace has launched the Emergency Flood Fund on behalf 3 local farmers that have asked for community support to get their farms back in production. Led by Maria Catalan, one of Mandela MarketPlace's oldest partner farmers, the group hopes to replace seeds, clean and prepare their land, irrigate, hire labor, and repair equipment.
If you'd like to help these family farms, please DONATE TODAY!