Two Years of Funding Promised for Farm Grants

WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. The program helps offset farmers’ risk of starting ventures or growing new operations with $3,000 and $6,000 grants. The application deadline is Nov. 14.(Read more) Mountain … View >>

2015 WNC AgOptions recipients announced

Western North Carolina farmers are gaining much-needed support in diversifying or expanding their operations this year, helping some grow to a whole new level. WNC Agricultural Options presented 31 farm businesses a total of $168,000 in grants on Thursday at … View >>

East Fork Farm brings back the gristmill

Once a thriving method for processing grain, communal gristmills have all but disappeared, supplanted by large commercial versions. Stephen Robertson of East Fork Farm is working to bring back the old ways by restoring an antique mill. (Read More)—   … View >>