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2019 Recipient: The Farm at Gwynn Valley

Dale Robertson,The Farm at Gwynn Valley $3,000 — Produce Packing Shed Dale’s farm supplies over 70% of all food consumed at the Gwynn Valley camp program. In order to mitigate the risk of foodborne illness from produce grown on the farm, Dale will be adding a dedicated produce packing shed. The new building will be […]

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2019 Recipient: Clem’s Organic Gardens

Clement Swift, Clem’s Organic Gardens $6,000 —Machinery for Storage Vegetable Production To assist with the expansion high demand organic root vegetables, including a unique variety of potato marketed as the “Appalachian Gold,” Clem will be purchasing two pieces of specialty production equipment: a used Farmall Cub cultivating tractor with a basket weeder and a specialty […]

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2019 Recipient: Moss & Thistle Flower Farm

Sarah Lasswell, Moss & Thistle Flower Farm $6,000 — Sustainable Floriculture for Local Markets Sarah will be expanding production of sustainably grown cut flowers from ¼ acre to a full acre field of bottom land on her farm. In order to prepare and maintain a field of this size, she will be purchasing a BSC […]

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2019 Counties

  Click any county for details, or use these links: Avery (2) :: Buncombe (4) :: Burke (1) :: Caldwell (2) :: Cherokee (1) Cleveland (2) :: EBCI (2) :: Haywood (2) :: Henderson (3) Macon (1) :: Madison (5) :: McDowell (1) :: Mitchell (2) :: Polk (1) Rutherford (1) :: Transylvania (3) :: […]

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2018 Topics

    In February 2018 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 43 farmers grants totaling $229,000 to assist them in diversifying their farms. Nine of the farm businesses received $3,000, one received $4,000, and 33 received $6,000. Projects increase the economic sustainability of farm businesses as well as provide demonstration to other transitioning farmers.   […]

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2018 List of Grant Recipients

  County Award Farm Project Name Avery $3,000 Hall’s Hill Farm Greenhouse Expansion/Extension  GO>> Avery $3,000 Haw Mtn. Nursery Growing Fraser Firs in Outdoor Beds with Additional Light  GO>> Avery $6,000 Daintrey Trees AVB Greenhouse Project  GO>> Buncombe $6,000 Franny’s Farm Chicken Processing Barn with Brooder Room  GO>> Buncombe $6,000 Ruby Brown Farm Pastured Raised […]

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2018 Program

In February 2018 the WNC Agricultural Options program awarded 43 farm businesses grants totaling $229,000 to assist in farm diversification and expansion. Nine of the farm business received $3,000, one received $4,000 and 33 received $6,000. The N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission is the exclusive financial supporter of WNC AgOptions, which aims to build sustainable […]

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2018 Counties

  Click any county for details, or use these links: Avery (3) :: Buncombe (4) :: Burke (1) :: Caldwell (1) :: Cherokee (2) :: Clay (1) Cleveland (2) :: EBCI (1) :: Graham (2) :: Haywood (3) :: Henderson (1) Jackson (1) :: Macon (1) :: Madison (5) :: McDowell (4) :: Mitchell (2) :: […]

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2017 Counties

    Click any county for details, or use these links: Avery (1) :: Buncombe (5) :: Caldwell (2) :: Cherokee (3) Clay (1) :: Cleveland (2) :: Graham (1) Haywood (1) :: Henderson (2) :: Madison (5) McDowell (1) :: Mitchell (1) :: Polk (1) :: Rutherford (2) :: Swain (1) :: Transylvania (2) […]

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2017 List of Grant Recipients

2017 WNC AgOptions Awardees   County Award Farm Project Name Avery $6,000 Trosly Farm High Tunnel Season Extension GO>> Buncombe $6,000 The Culinary Gardener BSC Tractor and Implements Upgrade GO>> Buncombe $6,000 S.D. Morgan Farms Brewer’s Grain: It’s More Than Just Beer GO>> Buncombe $6,000 Flying Cloud Farm Mobile Sorghum Operation GO>> Buncombe $3,000 Cloud […]

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