David Cram and his partner, Anna Coloutti, run the Stone Village Farmersâ€™ Market just north of Chester on Route 103 in southern Vermont. They lost 18 acres of produce when the Williams River flooded from the rains of Tropical Storm Irene last August. Cram is one of 177 farmers who have received aid through the Vermont Community Foundationâ€™sÂ Farm Disaster Relief Fund. VCF has so far awarded $1,576,300 of the more than $2.41 million inÂ total contributions received or pledged to aid Vermontâ€™s farmers in the wake of Irene and has just finished accepting a new round of grant applications.
An earlier post about VCF’s flood relief work is here.