2020 Annual Report
It turns out that community gardening during a global pandemic is not much different than gardening in good times: neighbors work alongside one another tending their plots, looking forward to a pantry and freezer full of food that will nourish their families through the long winter months. And while it wasn’t that different, it felt so much more important! We were all grateful to have an opportunity to do something that felt “normal” in the midst of uncertainty. Read the entire Letter from the Executive Director and the complete 2020 Annual Report.
2019 Annual Report
Our mission is simple: to grow food and build community. Because of you, our organization is growing more food for the community than ever before! Volunteers in the Growing Together Garden grew so much produce that we were able to have a strong season at the Cable Farmers Market, with twenty-five different varieties of vegetables and four different kinds of fruit. This kind of growth and diversity is not only good for a healthy diet, but also leads to greater biodiversity in the gardens and increased sustainability for our organization. We are grateful for the volunteers who tended the gardens and to those who purchased fresh, organic produce this summer! Read the entire Letter from the Executive Director and the complete 2019 Annual Report.
2018 Annual Report
Our mission is simple: to grow food and build community. Our values are powerful: sustainability, inclusivity, and collaboration. Thanks to you, 2018 was abundant with healthy food and our community is more resilient due to collaborative efforts with our partners. Read the entire Letter from the Executive Director and the complete 2018 Annual Report.
2017 Annual Report
In the tiny, rural town of Cable, Wisconsin (population 825), there were 42 garden plots tended by members of the community to grow fresh, organic produce for themselves and their neighbors. That’s a pretty big statement about the community in which we live, work, and play. We care about the food that we eat and we care about the earth. As the Executive Director of the Cable Community farm, I am grateful to be part of this generous and committed community. Read the entire Letter from the Executive Director and the complete 2017 Annual Report.
2016 Annual Report
A farm is a wonderfully rich and diverse environment: flowers, vegetables, bees, insects, and animals all working together. A community farm is diverse not only in the ecological sense, but also in terms of its people. We are a group of people as diverse as any group in the northland in terms of economics and politics and personal preferences, but we are united in our belief that growing healthy food to nourish ourselves, our families, and our neighbors is very important. Read the entire Letter from the Executive Director and the complete 2016 Annual Report.
2015 Annual Report
As the Executive Director for the Cable Community Farm, I am fortunate to work within a community that embraces both diversity and inclusivity, where healthy food is shared joyfully and abundantly. I am also fortunate to work with a Board of Directors that understands that growing and sharing healthy food is an important component to building a resilient community. We are excited to greet 2016 with a new tractor and a new seasonal high tunnel so that we can expand our growing space and extend our growing season. We also look forward to getting the Downtown Garden ready for planting. We hope you will join us by volunteering in the Growing Together Garden, helping with a Spring Work Day, or participating in a workshop. Your gift of time strengthens our community. Read the entire Letter from the Executive Director and the complete 2015 Annual Report.
2014 Annual Report
2014 has been an exciting year for our organization. In August, we received our letter of determination from the Internal Revenue Service stating that we are now recognized as a 501©3 nonprofit organization. In October, we learned that we have been recognized as a Travel Green Wisconsin destination. We are proud of both of these distinctions because it means that we have joined the ranks of other organizations within our community and across the globe who are working to make the world a better place. Read the entire Letter from the Executive Director and the complete 2014 Annual Report.