LEAFF
Local Emergency Assistance Farm Fund

Local Emergency Assistance Farmer Fund (LEAFF)

As of 6/1/21, we have had 60 applicants for 50 slots and at this time won’t be accepting any additional applicants for the 2021 LEAFF program. Thank you so much for your continued interest, and we’ll be sharing developments and openings for the next cycle of LEAFF in 2022!

We’ll be sharing weekly updates throughout the summer as our farmers and community share their wonderful summer produce.

Local Emergency Assistance Farmer Fund (LEAFF) is a multi-organization collaboration launched to help small-scale famers during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Are you an Immigrant and/or Refugee Farmer? Do you have produce but nowhere to sell?

Applications are open for the newly launched Local Emergency Assistance Farm Fund (LEAFF) to help small-scale farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apply now! If accepted, LEAFF will purchase up to $2,500 of produce from your farm for the season! Start selling on July 6. Apply at https://airtable.com/shrKGjaUVEt6tLrqk


Program Contacts

Questions or need assistance with the application?

For questions about the program or application, contact David Van Eeckhout.
Email DAVID

For assistance in Hmong, Somali or other Southeast Asian languages, contact Tou Xiong, or call HAP:
651-495-9160.
Email TOU

For assistance in Spanish, contact Aaron Blyth, or call LEDC:
651-253-7268.
Email AARON


About LEAFF:

LEAFF partner organizations represent farmers, hunger relief efforts and food distribution. LEAFF partners recognize that our food system was built through the systemic oppression of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, farmers and consumers, and continues to be inequitable.

LEAFF Provides resources and support to BIPOC farmers to ensure COVID-19 does not create additional barriers to success and provides connections to new wholesale markets and technology for longer-stem sustainability.

Learn more about LEAFF.


LEAFF is powered by:

Lakewinds Food Co-op
The Good Acre logo
Mill City Farmers Market
The Food Group
Latino Economic Development Center
HAP Logo
MN Department of Agriculture