Buy Boone Lunch
If you are interested in donating to offset the costs of feeding those in need, please consider our Buy Boone Lunch program.
F.A.R.M. Cafe is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your tax-deductible donation can help us to Feed All, Regardless of Means!
Tokens are provided to local agencies serving persons in need here in Boone, NC. Tokens may also be individually purchased by cafe patrons to 'pay it forward,' for those in need of a meal. $10 per token
The F.A.R.M. Cafe Endowment Fund is a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation. The F.A.R.M. Cafe Board of Directors commits a portion of proceeds from special events to the endowment, but your help is needed to grow this important asset for our nonprofit health.
Kids Eat Free
Did you know that one in five Watauga County children are food insecure? With grant funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield, in January 2020 we began providing free meals in the cafe to all children under the age of 12. Your contribution can help sustain this program.
With the rising costs of food and supplies, there is often a gap between income received from FARM Cafe's donate-what-you-can lunch service and true meal costs. Your donation to close the funding gap will help us continue to increase regional access to REAL.GOOD.FOOD. while keeping suggested donations as low as possible for all diners, regardless of means.
F.A.R.M. Full Circle
F.A.R.M. Full Circle is a food recovery and redistribution program designed to reduce food waste and increase access of fruits and vegetables to the High Country. Using aesthetically imperfect foods which would otherwise be landfilled, staff and volunteers prepare healthy, ready-to-eat meals. Your contribution helps purchase packaging and dry goods used to distribute products to food insecure individuals at no charge.
Equitable Food Access
We strive to provide all our diners with equal access to locally-sourced products from our region of northwestern NC. As a gold member of High Country Grown, we source at least 10 locally grown or made products at all times. Contributions in support of our local producers help us to reinvest in our community.
Local products are used not only by F.A.R.M. Cafe during our weekday lunch service, but also by our flagship community outreach program, F.A.R.M. Full Circle, to create healthy, ready-to-eat meals on a donate-what-you-can basis. Your donation will be utilized to purchase CSA shares from local farmers, local meats, dairy, eggs, and seasonal fruits and vegetables.