Ironwood Mycology is committed to running a zero-waste operation and eventually incorporating solar power with the goal of making the farm energy independent. Its operational principles directly align with the objectives of the Impact Idaho Fund. Their facility will increase the diversity of local food in our area. Mushrooms will be available at area farmers markets and retail stores starting in June of 2023.
Approximately 23,500 pounds of nutrient-dense food were locally produced and sold in 2021
14.5 acres under sustainable cultivation, 3 acres are currently producing vegetables and most of the 2 acres in transition will be producing vegetable crops in the 2022 season.
Improved financial modeling and reporting, contributing to long-term business success.
Leveraged precision farming and regenerative agriculture techniques to reduce nutrient and soil run-off and protect water quality.
Avoided approximately 7,084 lbs of carbon dioxide equivalents by selling produce locally
We have strong relationships with local farmers and deep knowledge in the local and regional food system built through our Food & Farm program, the Local Food Alliance. We are deeply familiar with local investing and able to provide the technical assistance required to prepare borrowers for financing.
Impact Idaho Fund objectives are primarily aligned to UN Sustainable Development Goals 2 – Zero Hunger – and 11 – Sustainable Communities. In pursuit of more resilient, regionalized food and agriculture systems, the Impact Idaho Fund Pilot will also consider critical impacts on land, water and energy resources.
SVIR envisions a resilient community with a nourishing regional food system, a healthy environment and a vibrant and equitable economy. Through the Impact Idaho Fund, SVIR catalyzes capital for regional resilience projects that advance local food security.