2019 Recipient: Highgate Farm

Melissa Harwin, Highgate Farm Post Harvest Cure and Store Facility Grant Award: $6,000 With the construction of two 8′ x 8′ climate controlled on-site cure and storage buildings, Highgate Farms expects to reduce post-harvest product losses by up to 25%. … View >>

2013 Recipient: Whitson Farms

Gerald C. Whitson, Whitson Farms Cold Storage Grant Award: $3,000 Gerald is adding a cold storage unit for his potato crop, decreasing the amount of fuel and transport time as well as overall hours required to process the product. The … View >>

2013 Recipient: 4 Sons Farm

Rick and Amanda Walker, 4 Sons Farm On-Farm Poultry Processing Facility Grant Award: $6,000 The Walkers are adding an on-site poultry processing facility to their farm, with the goal of producing 450 broilers, 450 fryers and 75 turkeys in 2013, … 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 >>

2012 Recipient: Mt. Mitchell Produce

Traci McMahan Mt. Mitchell Produce Grant Award: $6,000—Portable Cooling Unit Traci is improving delivery capabilities of Mt. Mitchell Produce to expand sales to Ingles Markets, the farm’s primary customer. With the purchase of a 16-foot long cargo transporter utility trailer … View >>

2011 Recipient: Ray Chambers

Ray Chambers Ray Chambers Farm Grant Award: $6,000 — Refrigeration Transportation Ray is increasing sales to farmers markets within 200 miles from his farm. With the purchase of a refrigerated box truck, he can transport his produce as soon as … View >>

2011 Recipient: Randy & Megan Smith

Randy and Megan Smith Smith’s Sweet Grass Farm Grant Award: $6,000 — Pasture Poultry Expansion The Smiths are expanding their pasture poultry operation on their fourth-generation farm. With the addition of two pastured poultry pens, they will triple their proven … View >>

2009 Recipient: Skipper Russell

Skipper Russell Romaine Lettuce/Refrigerated Box Truck – Grant Award: $6,000 “The grant has made what I’m doing possible. It opened up new marketing possibilities for all of us Haywood farmers by enhancing food safety and shelf life.” ~ Skipper Russell … View >>