2019 Recipient: Dry Ridge Farm

Wendy and Graham Brugh, Dry Ridge Farm Laying Hen Expansion Grant Award: $6,000 Wendy and Graham have expanded their egg production to include wholesale markets in Asheville. They increased their laying flock to 2,000 birds, which allows them to respond … View >>

2016 Recipient: Patchwork Urban Farms

Sunil Patel, Patchwork Urban Farms Cold Storage Establishment Grant Award: $3,000 Sunil has renovated a root cellar to be a walk-in cooler for produce storage to expand his Community Supported Agriculture venture. He is using a CoolBot, which transforms rooms … View >>

2013 Recipient: MiLo Acres

Lori and Michael Osada, MiLo Acres Walk-in Cooler Grant Award: $3,000 The Osadas are adding an on-site walk-in cooler to store their naturally certified produce, fruit and eggs and extend shelf life. They are able to harvest and store more … View >>

2011 Recipient: Loretta Ball

Loretta Ball Craggy View Farm Grant Award: $6,000 — Farm Stand Loretta is building a farm stand on the Barnardsville Highway in Weaverville. At the retail store, she sells her greenhouse plants as well as locally grown and organic produce, … View >>

2004 Farm: Joe and Lee Tuttle

  Joe and Lee Tuttle purchased Queens Produce and Berry farm in 2003. The customer demand and inquiries from both the farm and the produce stand usually indicate which crops to expand. One such request for the Tuttle’s has been … View >>

2004 Farm: Kendy Sawyer and Bob Hines

  Kendy is expanding her farm operation into the sales of Dominique chicken production. Kendy is building a portable pen to raise exhibition and homestead quality birds for hatching eggs, eating eggs, and meat for sale. Expected income totals Grant … View >>

2004 Farm: Wayne Uffleman

  W. Uffelman is a full time farmer at Blue Hill Farm. His primary crop has been tobacco, but he has transitioned into vegetable and egg production. Wayne would like to continue to farm for a living and is looking … View >>