Danielle Keeter and Mark McDonagh, Mighty Gnome Market Garden
Walk-in Cooler for Farm Expansion and Agritourism Safety
Grant Award: $8,000
The current cooler Danielle and Mark use presents safety issues that prevent them from using it for customer CSA pickups. Additionally, their business has outgrown the 175 cubic feet of storage that the cooler provides.
Danielle and Mark will purchase 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 cooler will be located in the property’s historic tobacco barn which will provide an enjoyable experience for their customers, building the beginnings of future agritourism opportunities.