2008 Recipient: Anne Gaines Grier – Gaining Ground Farm

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Fruits & Vegetables;
Season Extension

Anne Gaines Grier is selling produce year-round by growing winter crops, such as onions, leeks and garlic, with the help of her grant. She purchased tractor and field equipment and propagation materials crucial for a year-round operation.

Anne sells to area restaurants, local produce companies, natural food grocers and tailgate markets. Gaining Ground also offers a Community Supported Agriculture share from spring through fall.

Anne Gaines Grier
Gaining Ground Farm

"I wouldn’t have gotten into the project as quickly without the grant," Anne said. "It would have taken me a whole other year to buy the cultivators. I was able to do it on the scale I wanted to this year, so I can learn on this land before the big move next year (to a farm in the Sandy Mush community)."

Buncombe County

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