Kelsey Green, Our Friendly Allies
Greenhouse and Farm Expansion
Grant Award: $6,000
By adding a 20′ x 20′ hoop house, a 12′ x 40′ shaded area to the end of the greenhouse and finishing an existing drying room, Kelsey has the capacity to double herb production and is already saving money by efficiently drying medicinal herbs.
Kelsey sells both fresh and dried bulk medicinal herbs, but could not meet demand from customers with her previous infrastructure on the farm.
The expansion project has allowed the farm to sell at more events throughout the year and to meet quality requirements for dried herbs.
With a proper drying facility, Our Friendly Allies is also working toward GAP certification and is one of the only commercial medicinal herb farms in Madison County.