Posted on Fri, September 18, 2009 by Jerusha Klemperer
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by Gordon Jenkins
Those of you live in the San Francisco Bay Area may have already heard about the tragic fire that burned through Soul Food Farm in Vacaville, CA on September 3rd. Farmers Alexis and Eric Koefed are some of the most beloved and forward-thinking egg farmers in the Bay Area, and a deeply supportive community of people who purchase and enjoy their eggs have stepped up to help the Koefeds in a number of big ways: an emergency fund, raffles, benefit dinners and a whole lot of emotional support. In this case, the story of a community stepping in to help an outstanding local farm in a time of need is as heartening as the story of the Sept. 3 fire is tragic. The farms tragedy is everyones tragedy and in time, the farms success is going to be everyones success.
Find out how to support the Koefeds on writer Bonnie Powells blog The Ethicurean and on chef Samin Nosrats blog Ciao Samin. Alexis Koefed also wrote an inspiring post on the Soul Food Farm blog about keeping ones chin up in hard times.