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Contact: Marie Tedei              214-348-3336

For Immediate Release

Are you kidding me? Farmer Marie, aka Eden’s Gardener, is wearing yet another hat!  This time, one woman farm owner/operator, instead of “agtivist”, is wearing the title "fund raiser" – to rally a crowd to help raise funds for farm improvements all to help the farm provide more food for the USDA food desert Southeast Dallas County area. The goals include a new front-end loader attatchment (to shovel more poop/compost); materials for a solar powered walk-in cooler and to purchase an ice machine. (Campaign found on Indiegogo #feedthesoilfeedthecommunity)

The on-line crowd-funding event runs through Friday, Nov. 7th and ends with a combo fundraiser count down/pre-Veterans’ Day mini film festival event at the Balch Springs farm. DFW area premier of Terra Firma and Ground Operations to be shown on the big barn movie screen with concessions from proceeds going to area grass roots veterans group.

 A True Farm to Farm Table Experience – Tedei says after the first one sold out the first week, chef Graham Dodds of Hibiscus has offered up a 2nd Private Dinner for 6 on the farm as one of the big $ perks for the farm’s fundraiser. Other foodie perks include "sous chef for the day" with Mark Wooten or Dodds and and CSA Share for the farm.

 PLUS in the same spirit as the current KERA on air fund raising campaign, there’s a current challenge going on with a $ 4 $ matching contribution up to 5k from a private but loyal supporter of the farm.  The farm is trying to raise 10k by Nov. 7th.

Tedei hosts an all farmers/all “organic” farmer’s market called Market Day each 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturdays on her farm. The market is open to the public and accepts the Lone Star Card.

 When: Now – Nov. 7th

Where: on-line at http://igg.me/at/feedthesoilfeedthecommunity/x/7841695

Nov. 7th – Eden’s Organic Garden Center & Eden’s Garden CSA Farm

4710 Pioneer Road, Balch Springs, 75180

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