Finnriver Donations & Community Support
We want our work at Finnriver to enrich the community and we are eager to grow our capacity for generosity. At this time, as a very small, craft cidery operation, we do what we can to support our local and regional community. We are committed to making the land at Finnriver accessible as an education resource and to inspire reconnection to small-scale family farming that promotes ecological and cultural vitality.
Given the high number of request for donations, we have committed to supporting regional organizations, prioritizing those on the North Olympic Peninsula and occasionally extending into Puget Sound and greater Washington. We support education, but we focus on local schools and do not donate to schools beyond our own community at this time.
Education & OUTREACH
School and non-profit organizations are welcome to visit Finnriver for educational tours and more. We have hosted many groups in the past from organizations such as:
Port Townsend School District: Maritime Discovery program
North Olympic Salmon Coalition volunteer groups
organizations we support
The following are local and regional non-profits we have supported with auction donations and other in-kind support over the years or organizations with which we seek to collaborate on community vitality, food system or resource use issues:
Also: Tilth Producers of Washington, Seattle Tilth, Washington Trails Association, Ecotrust, Washington Sustainable Food & Farm Network, International Living Futures Institute, Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, Jefferson County Fund for Women & Girls
Finnriver Non-Profit Retreats
Regional non-profits are invited to use the Finnriver outdoor pavilion for group retreats or educational events, free of charge. All cider & wine for on-site non-profit events can be purchased at a discount.
Finnriver Community Collaborations
We are very open to developing collaborative connections to non-profit organizations that share core values with Finnriver.
Let us know if you have ideas for us!
Finnriver FARMSTEAD TEN CENTS A BOTTLE Program
In the Fall of 2012, Finnriver invited residents across the north Olympic Peninsula to bring us their bins, boxes and buckets of backyard apples-- but only the 'funky' ones. We wanted to learn more about our local apple heritage and also to be sure that strange, bittersweet and bittersharp apples were not going to waste, since they make some of the best traditional ciders. We collected over 2,000 pounds of these backyard apples and have bottled them in our Farmstead Cider. In appreciation of the community spirit in this cider, we are contributing 10 cents per bottle on all bottle sales of the Farmstead to the Jefferson County Food Bank Association. This way, all Farmstead purchases will support both small-scale family agriculture, and the vital work of our local food banks.
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Finnriver is pleased to be a member of these culinary, beverage and experiential travel organizations: