2019 Recipient: Heartwood Farms

Sarah Beth Hopton, Heartwood Farms Ltd Rabbitry Grant Award: $6,000 Heartwood Farms will be constructing an integrated, closed loop rabbitry and vermiculture barn and system. After two years of market testing a variety of livestock, they have determined that raising … 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 >>

2012 Recipient: Mackey Farms

Dewain Mackey Mackey Farms Grant Award: $6,000 — Meat Processing and Storage Facility Dewain is constructing an on-site meat processing and storage facility to better meet customer demand for pork, chickens, rabbits and turkeys. He can safely and sanitarily process … View >>

2009 Recipient: Imladris Farm

Walter & Wendy Harrill, Imladris Farm The Bunny Barn – Grant Award: $6,000 The Harrills are full-time farmers, who have grown berries since 2000 to process gourmet jam to sell at open-air markets, festivals, online, groceries, restaurants and gift shops … View >>