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2018 Recipient: Parker-Binns Vineyard

Karen and Bob Binns, Parker-Binns Vineyard Increasing Wine Production and Diversification Grant Award: $6,000 To accommodate an expansion of their winery and to diversify into producing cider, Parker-Binns Vineyard has added a new production building to their existing successful winery. … View >>

2018 Recipient: Belflower Farm

Jeff and Katie Belflower, Belflower Farm Pasture Irrigation Grant Award: $6,000 In order to mitigate drought risk on his 40-acre farm, Jeff and Katie have added an innovative irrigation system to assist in maintaining consistent grass production. The K-Line system … View >>

2018 Recipient: Locally Good Farm

Stephanie Poetter, Locally Good Farm Vinegar Production Expansion Grant Award: $6,000 To increase production to meet demand of locally produced apple-cider vinegar, Locally Good Farm expanded their vinegar production facility and started a ¼ acre orchard. Until they received the … View >>

2018 Recipient: Green Dragon Ginseng

Todd Combs, Green Dragon Ginseng Ginseng Seed Production Grant Award: $6,000 To meet demand for ginseng seed for commercial-scale planting, Todd is augmenting his current ginseng production with seed production and harvest to establish the first viable North Carolina seed … View >>

2018 Recipient: Against the Grain

Holland Whitesides and Andrew Bryant, Against the Grain Winter Pack Shed and Apprentice Kitchen Grant Award: $6,000 Against the Grain has built an insulated kitchen and winter pack shed as an attachment to their existing sorghum boiler shed (built with … 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 >>

2018 Recipient: Jackie’s…Naturally

Jackie Wall, Jackie’s… Naturally Facilities Expansion Grant Award: $6,000 Jackie has converted an existing outbuilding into a crop specific indoor growing space for organic microgreens. The interior was gutted and rebuilt to meet the specific conditions to grow microgreens and … View >>

2018 Recipient: Hall’s Hill Farm

Wood Hall Young, III, Hall’s Hill Farm Greenhouse Expansion and Season Extension Grant Award: $3,000 To remain a sustainable operation, Hall’s Hill Farm will now be able to double CSA memberships by creatively utilizing a non-traditional hoop house for 12-month … View >>