Our three prizes will be $500, $300 and $200 in
RIFB Member Farm’s Gift Certificates.
I’m reaching out via phone and email to many of our members who we know have farm stands and businesses which offer gift certificates. RIFB will be
the gift certificates for this raffle from our member farms, so please let us know if you offer gift certificates at your business and would like us to consider including your farm in our 2019 RIFB Farm Product Raffle. If you sell food items, you
have the proper permits to do so for us to include you in our raffle this year.
We plan to purchase primarily $25-50 Gift Certificates
depending on the average product values of a location.
We’d love to get a nice balance of member farms offering produce, fruit, meat, flowers, plants, syrup and/or honey, and any other products which you may grow/produce.
Please reach out if you are a current RI Farm Bureau member interested in participating, and have a physical stand or store for the winners to redeem their gift certificates.
Our goal is to have a successful raffle to raise money for our scholarships, given out each fall at our RIFB Annual Meeting.
We also want to help publicize our member farms and get people out to shop at farms they may not be aware of. For that reason, we want to involve member farms from all areas of Rhode Island.
We will begin selling the tickets at Wheels of Wonder event in Coventry on June 1, so we would like to have all the gift certificates selected by May 15 to have the tickets printed.
Please contact us by May 14 so that we can make our final decisions.
There will be small info sheets available to detail all of the participating farms. If we have more interest than we have funds to purchase gift certificates this year, we will be happy to place any waiting farms on the list to start off in 2020!
Again, please reach out if you are a current RI Farm Bureau member wishing to participate, and have a physical stand or store for the winners to redeem their gift certificates.
Can I donate?
We know that some of you may wish to donate product or gift certificates. We are already gathering donations for our raffle at our
RIFB Annual Meeting on November 21.
If you wish to donate farm product or gift certificates for our Annual Meeting, please reach out to us at any time so that we can arrange to pick up gift certificates or set a time closer to the Annual Meeting for product pickup.
Thank you for all you do to keep agriculture in RI.
Together we can use this raffle to increase awareness of what RI agriculture produces!