Last week floods washed away homes and farms of many in SE Minnesota. Sustainable farmers in the region lost their vegetables, grain and family income in the floodwaters. There is a way you can help these farmers. Twin Cities (and other Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin) natural food cooperatives have announced a joint effort to raise funds for these family farmers who have provided many of us with delicious locally produced foods. These natural food cooperatives are providing support to these farmers through the Sow the Seeds Fund - an Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy project to support local food systems. Participating cooperatives will accept donations, you can also purchase Peace Coffee's Sow the Seeds Coffee blend and $2 from every pound will donated (starting September 1st) toward the fund, or donate at the Sow the Seeds web site.