Help Cayuga Pure Organics Rebuild After Fire
June 27, 2013


CPO Barn Pre-Fire
CPO Barn Before the Fire

Cayuga Pure Organics(CPO) is a small farm near Ithaca, New York that grows organic dry beans and grains, including several heirloom varieties. On May 30, 2013, tragedy struck — CPO lost their barn and processing equipment in a catastrophic fire, caused by a minor playing with matches. Pictured below was the barn, known as “The Beanery” BEFORE the fire struck.

You can help! Donate right now to CPO‘s indiegogo campaign to raise $238,350 which will replace all that was lost.

CPO Barn on Fire
CPO Barn on Fire

Already within days of the campaign’s launch, CPO has raised $21,000 — or close to 10%. Please help campaign partners Slow Money NYC and GrowNYC make this fundraising a complete success. Help spread this message far and wide — forward this email to your own networks and request help through your Facebook, Twitter or other social media.

Slow Money NYC has long promoted CPO‘s amazing work, featuring the enterprise in our first 2011 Entrepreneur Showcase, as shown in this video.

You may recognize CPO from retail outlets where it is sold in NYC — at GrowNYC Greenmarkets, at specialty food stores, like Union Market, and at farm-to-table restaurants, like Parish Hall.

CPO truly occupies a unique position in the food system and plays a key role in the movement to rebuild our food system on a local, sustainable basis. CPO is the only major supplier of locally grown organic dried beans in the region.

CPO LogoAnd, if you’ve ever eaten “freekeh” in the last few years, then you’ve probably tasted the delicious produce of CPO. You may also know other local organic food brands to which CPO has supplied grains, such as Farmer Ground Flour.

We are confident that together we can help CPO re-build so the business can continue to grow and distribute the distinctive beans and grains that their customers have loved for over ten years.

Without these facilities — and your help –CPO won’t be back in business. Our reachable goal is $238,350. Please make a generous contribution now. Thanks!