Can you help our dream come true? We were recently granted a match donation towards the cost of an elevator, from Lowell Community Foundation. For every dollar we raise, Lowell Community Foundation will double that donation. This is where we need your help. We have set a goal to raise $7000 (out of $25,000), by August 2nd! We live in an amazing community and if we continue to come together for this very worthy cause, then we can have the perfect gift in time for Christmas. An elevator that will help us welcome EVERYONE, with ease, into our Big Red Barn.
As farms continue to disappear, the need for consumers to understand how their food is produced is growing. Dairy Discovery is committed to educating the West Michigan community about the integrity of production practices and benefits of technology use in the dairy industry. The story of dairy is told through exposure to daily life on a large and modern farm, engaging the tourist in interactive and enjoyable experiences at Swisslane Farms.
-As we continue to grow our outreach and welcome more and more visitors to our farm, our needs continue to grow.
-Not only are we always trying to build up our educational offerings, but we also need to make sure we can accommodate all of our guests.
-The Big Red Barn is a place where our guests begin their dairy journey on our tours, hearing the 104 year history of the barn and the farm and join together for fun, education and, of course, snack time.
-The Big Red Barn is in desperate need of a handicap accessible elevator. The safety and comfort of our visitors is our number one priority, and by being able to provide an elevator to the barn, we will be making our tours and barn more inclusive to all of our visitors.
We hope that you can contribute. All donations are a true blessing and a great gift to us and our mission.