2019 Recipient: Pitch Pine Farm

Paige Witherington and Justin Dansby, Pitch Pine Farm Root Vegetable Harvesting Equipment Grant Award: $6,000 From farm analyses of their root vegetable production, it was identified that over ¾ of Pitch Pine Farm’s time is spent harvesting. The purchase of … View >>

2019 Recipient: Clem’s Organic Gardens

Clement Swift, Clem’s Organic Gardens Machinery for Storage Vegetable Production Grant Award: $6,000 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 … View >>

2018 Recipient: McCall Farm

Mark McCall, McCall Farm Produce POS System Grant Award: $6,000 McCall Farm has purchased and installed a point of sales (POS) system for their farm store. This fully integrated system includes produce scales, a cash register, a credit card processor … View >>

2017 Recipient: Clem’s Organic Gardens

Clement Swift, Clem’s Organic Gardens Top-Lift Carrot and Beet Harvester Grant Award: $6,000 Clem has purchased a unique piece of specialty harvesting equipment—a Scott Viner Top-Lift Carrot/Beet Harvester. This tractor-drawn implement undercuts a row of root crops, lifts them out … View >>

2017 Recipient: Sospiro Ranch

Curtis and Susan Burnside, Sospiro Ranch Goat Kidding and Handling Barn Grant Award: $6,000 Curtis has constructed a goat kidding and handling barn with enough space to perform artificial insemination (AI) to enhance the genetics of the animals. With a … View >>

2016 Recipient: Cosmo Farm

Allen Frost, Cosmo Farm Poultry Processing Building Grant Award: $6,000 Allen has constructed a dedicated poultry processing building to expand his non-GMO pasture-raised broiler operation. With the new building, he can process more birds in less time and during inclement … View >>

2016 Recipient: Sospiro Ranch

Curtis Burnside, Sospiro Ranch Rabbit Processing Facility Grant Award: $6,000 Curtis and Susan have built a FDA-compliant processing facility to prepare meat rabbits to sell to Asheville area restaurants. The 18-foot by 12-foot building allows for on-site slaughter, dressing, packing, … View >>

2016 Recipient: Pitch Pine Farm

Paige Witherington and Justin Dansby, Pitch Pine Farm Mechanical Cultivation Grant Award: $6,000 Paige and Justin purchased a vintage cultivating tractor and equipment to create a raised bed system in their fields, helping solve water drainage issues and creating an … View >>

2015 Recipient: Pitch Pine Farm

Paige Witherington and Justin Dansby, Pitch Pine Farm Season Extension Grant Award: $6,000 Paige and Justin are creating optimal growing conditions for their vegetables as well as lengthening their growing season with the addition of a permanent high tunnel. The … View >>

2015 Recipient: Still Hill Dressage

Natalya Gryson, Still Hill Dressage Expanding Horse Sales Using Management-Intensive Grazing Grant Award: $6,000   Natalya is increasing profitability of her venture to train and sell horses by transitioning to Management-Intensive Grazing. Moving her horses out of the barn and … View >>

2013 Recipient: Calee’s Coops

Michael and Casey Lance, Calee’s Coops Diversification Project: On-Farm Feed Grant Award: $6,000 The Lances are purchasing three-ton grain bins for on-farm storage of bulk feed, reducing transportation costs of buying 50 pound bags from a hardware store to feed … View >>

2012 Recipient: Cherryfield Farm

William and Glenda Newell Cherryfield Farm Grant Award: $6,000—Sheep Expansion Project William and Glenda are expanding their lamb meat operation by adding approximately 10 additional ewes, increasing their herd to 40 breeding ewes. The purchase of livestock handling equipment enhances … View >>

2011 Recipient: Ronald & Cheryl Searcy

Ronald and Cheryl Searcy Wells Farm Grant Award: $6,000 — Livestock Treatment Facility The Searcys are improving their business of contract goat grazing by building a treatment facility for their animals. The building provides a safe area to examine livestock … View >>