Danielle Keeter and Mark McDonagh, Mighty Gnome Market Garden

Walk-in Cooler for Farm Expansion and Agritourism Safety
Grant Award: $8,000

Danielle and Mark have purchased a CoolBot™ walk-in cooler that will provide 1,120 cubic feet of space to store their produce, allowing them to expand their CSA membership as well as expand to wholesale markets.

The walk-in cooler is a tremendous improvement from their previous cooler, which was small and mounted on a trailer, presenting a safety hazard for her and her CSA customers that pick up their boxes at the farm.

The cooler is located in the property’s historic tobacco barn which provides an enjoyable experience for their customers, building the beginnings of future agritourism opportunities.


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