Local Emergency Assistance Farm Fund

Local Emergency Assistance Farmer Fund (LEAFF)

The 2021 LEAFF program is closed. Thank you for your continued interest. Check back in Spring 2022 for more information about the next cycle.

Are you an immigrant and/or refugee farmer? Do you have produce, but nowhere to sell? Local Emergency Assistance Farmer Fund (LEAFF) is a multi-organization collaboration launched to help small-scale famers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 long-term sustainability.

Learn more about LEAFF.

Program Contacts

Questions or need assistance with the application?

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

For assistance in Hmong, Somali or other Southeast Asian languages, contact Tou Xiong, or call HAP:
Email TOU

For assistance in Spanish, contact Aaron Blyth, or call LEDC:

LEAFF is supported 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