Help Fairgate Farm Build a Community Pergola!

For: Fairgate Farm
Stamford, CT
Organizer: Vin Tufo
$10,405
of $15,000 goal
69% Complete
Raised by 51 donors

The Story

On a modest parcel of land in the center of an urban area, over 700 volunteers of all ages, ethnicities, and income levels gather to build a healthier community.  It is a communal farm where over two tons of fruits, herbs and vegetables are harvested annually, then donated back to the volunteers and to hunger relief charities.


This thriving and socially responsible place is Fairgate Farm, in the heart of Vita Health & Wellness District in the West Side neighborhood of Stamford, Connecticut.


The Farm hosts gardening and health classes, seasonal events, cooking demonstrations, and an ongoing composting initiative that has diverted over 5,000 pounds of food waste from landfills. Fairgate Farm also provides nutrition and outreach programs to neighborhood children, youth and adults. Through hands-on gardening and education opportunities, the Farm is building demand for fresh, organic produce as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. 


In order to expand Farm programs, we need to build a shaded structure – a grape arbor, or “pergola” - where kids, seniors, and other local residents can mingle while enjoying the outdoors and appreciating the rich, cultural diversity of the historic West Side neighborhood. 


That’s why we need you. Our volunteers are ready to build the pergola, but we need funding for the materials and resources. The Anthony Pellicci Pergola will be named in memory of this iconic community member who was dedicated to invigorating the neighborhood where his restaurant has welcomed countless regulars, new arrivals and a few famous celebrities for seventy years.


Local architects and contractors have agreed to donate the design and labor for the construction in a show of support for Pellicci and the community values for which he worked  so tirelessly. Please help us improve the Farm so inner-city families, area residents, and nonprofit organizations like food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters can enjoy locally-grown, organic produce for healthier living. 


Every dollar you donate is tax deductible. No amount is too small. Together we can make a difference and take pride in being part of a culture that promotes healthy living, especially for the people who need it most. We need to raise $15,000 within 90 days to make this project come to life. Once we reach our fundraising goal, we will immediately begin construction.  We plan on hosting a community ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new pergola during our Fairgate Farm Jam in spring 2018. We thank you for any donation and for being a part of the dream, and a driving force, to build a healthy community at Fairgate Farm. 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 15, 2018

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Posted on February 15, 2018

Thank you everyone for your contributions thus far! Just passed the halfway point! Only a couple weeks to go! A bunch of little donations can really add up to a lot, please consider donating even a small amount if you can, and please spread the word!  We couldn't have gotten this far without you all!


Posted on January 22, 2018

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Posted on January 22, 2018

Thank you everyone for contributions thus far!  We're really making some progress!  We still have a ways to go so we are going to have a kick off celebration in hopes of raising awareness and funds.  Please spread the word to any who may be able to attend and help us reach our goal!


You are invited to help launch our first crowd-funded project for Fairgate Farm on Thursday, February 1st, from 5 to 7 pm!

The new Pellicci Pergola will honor the memory of our friend, restauranteur and West Side native Anthony Pellicci, while creating a beautiful and enduring asset for all to enjoy at Fairgate Farm. We need YOU to make this project come to life! 

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Time: 5:00 -7:00 pm

Place: Pellicci’s Restaurant  -  96 Stillwater Avenue, Stamford 06902

RSVP: Christine Young by Monday, January 29th via email to [email protected]


After a very successful 2017 season, we plan to keep the momentum going strong in 2018. All friends of Fairgate Farm  are welcome to come and celebrate our accomplishments and start to build for the future!   Enjoy some light appetizers and drink while we raise funds and awareness for our exciting new project, the Anthony Pellicci Pergola at Fairgate Farm!   

The Anthony Pellicci Pergola will be named in memory of this iconic community member who was dedicated to invigorating the West Side neighborhood  where his restaurant welcomed countless regulars, new arrivals and a few famous celebrities for seventy years.   

Contractors and volunteers are donating their time and labor, but we need to raise $15,000 by March 1, 2018, for the building materials and resources to make this project come to life.   

This much-needed grape arbor will be a shaded structure where children, seniors, and all local residents can mingle while enjoying the outdoors and  participating in gardening and health classes, cooking demonstrations, nutrition and outreach programs, and everything else the farm has to offer our community.   

You are a big reason that Fairgate Farm has been able to provide quality, organic food for volunteers, hunger relief organizations  and  countless individuals in need, while educating and uniting our growing community.   

We need your help again, Please join us!  

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