Randall Gifford, Greenshine Farms
Operation Ten X
Grant Award: $8,000
Greenshine Farms will embark on an ambitious endeavor for a tenfold increase in production on their farm. Having doubled their revenue every year since 2016, Greenshine Farm has the experience and track record of growing and selling vegetables to achieve this goal.
The grant will pay for upgrades in production equipment that will allow them to scale up, including a plastic mulch layer, water-wheel transplanter, Bio360 Compostable mulch and seeds/seedlings. They will grow head lettuce, celery, cucumber, zucchini, peppers, potatoes and other vegetables. They anticipate adding 5 new employees and $132,250 in revenue in 2022.
They currently work with Mother Earth Food, Mountain Foods and other large produce distributors. At present, local and national demand is significantly more than supply and they see this growing year by year.