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2019 Recipient: Mountainwise Farm

Casy Jordaan, Mountainwise Farm Wash, Pack and Storage Facility Grant Award: $3,000 Having recently moved their farming operation from leased to owned land, Mountainwise Farm has improved the infrastructure on their new farm location by converting an existing building into … View >>

2019 Recipient: Full Moon Farm

Kara Dodson and Jacob Crigler, Full Moon Farm Paperpot Transplanter Grant Award: $3,000 Full Moon Farm purchased a specialty piece of equipment called a Paper Pot Transplanter. Rather than having to pop out plant starts by hand and place into … View >>

2019 Recipient: Gaining Ground Farm

Anne and Aaron Grier, Gaining Ground Farm Expansion of Heirloom Wheat and Rye Flour Production Grant Award: $6,000 The Griers purchased equipment to expand heirloom small grain production on their 12-acre diversified farm. While they have been growing grains for … View >>

2018 Recipient: Ruby Brown Farm

Rick Rhinehart, Ruby Brown Farm Pasture Raised Beef Grant Award: $6,000 Ruby Brown Farm has expanded their freezer beef operation by building a dedicated 12′ x 16′ storage building to house 2 commercial freezers for beef and improving their feeding … View >>

2018 Recipient: Crawford Acres

Chris and Michelle Crawford, Crawford Acres Vineyard Expansion and Diversification Grant Award: $6,000 Crawford Acres has expanded their grape plantings by 472 vines and diversified their crop with three new varieties of grapes. Their grant covered the costs for new … View >>

2018 Recipient: Mission Valley Farms

Deborah Witt Anderson, Mission Valley Farms Efficient Drip Irrigation and UV Water Purification for FSMA Grant Award: $6,000 In order to expand, diversify, meet the requirements of the Food Safety and Modernization Act and to continue farming, Deborah purchased a … View >>

2018 Recipient: Double 00 Farm

Sophia Annette Ensley, Double 00 Farm Breed Preservation and Increased Production Grant Award: $3,000 Double 00 Farm has increased the size of their Large Black Hogs herd, a threatened breed of foraging hog that produces a micro-marbled meat. Their grant … View >>

2018 Recipient: Dreamy Bean Farm

Alexa Baker, Dreamy Bean Farm Heirloom Dry Beans and Dry Corn Production Expansion Grant Award: $6,000 To meet demand for heirloom beans and corn, Alexa has expanded production of specialty legumes and grains by a half-acre with the purchase of … View >>

2018 Recipient: Pine Row Farm

Jeff C. Phillips, Pine Row Farm Pasture Raised Heritage Hogs Grant Award: $6,000 As hogs are making a comeback in Graham County, Pine Row Farm used their grant to expand their pastured heritage hog operation. By using a rotating pasture … View >>

2018 Recipient: Orr Bee Supply

Darren Orr, Orr’s Bee Supply Apiary Expansion Grant Award: $6,000 Orr Bee Supply has expanded their apiary by 20 hives in order to offer organically raised and treated honeybees for local customers at more competitive prices. This expansion lets them … View >>

2018 Recipient: Greenshire Farms

Randall Gifford, Greenshine Farms Operation Paper Pot Grant Award: $3,000 Greenshine Farms purchased a specialty piece of equipment called a Paper Pot Transplanter. Rather than having to pop out plant starts by hand and place into pre-dug holes, this Japanese … View >>

2018 Recipient: Wildbud Natives

Nathan Buchanan, Wildbud Natives Shade Tunnel Project Grant Award: $3,000 Nathan has expanded his current native plants nursery operation with the addition of a 14′ x 50′ shade tunnel. He also purchased growing supplies to use in the expansion. The … View >>

2018 Recipient: Mayland Mushrooms

Matthew Mazzuckelli, Mayland Mushrooms Laboratory and Grow Room Renovation/Expansion Grant Award: $3,000 Matthew has expanded his current mushroom operation by renovating his current grow room and laboratory. In essence, he has switched spaces – converting his larger space into the … View >>