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2021 Recipient: Mountain Cheesery, LLC

Linda and Perry Carringer, Mountain Cheesery at Town Mountain Farm Milking Room Grant Award: $6,000 The Carringers have completed the construction a new, larger milking room to help expand their artisan cheese business. Mountain Cheesery recently invested about $65,000 in … View >>

2019 Recipient: Pink Boots Farm

John Pearson, Pink Boot Farms Goat Barn Renovation/Milking Operation Grant Award: $6,000 John and Lynn Pearson’s farm project is to add goat milk, butter, and aged goat cheese production to the farm. To accomplish this goal, they renovated a 150 … View >>

2017 Recipient: Homemade in Marshall

Kathleen and Kevin Lane, Homemade In Marshall Dairy Parlor Upgrade Grant Award: $6,000 Kate and Kevin improved their milking routine with the addition of an enclosed milk room within their existing parlor. The new milk room houses a stainless steel … View >>

2017 Recipient: Fields of Gold

Lisa Black, Fields of Gold proGoat Milk Dairy Equipment for Goat Gelatoject Grant Award: $6,000 Lisa has expanded her current goat milk dairy and artisan gelato business with the goal of becoming the leading organic Grade A dairy and gourmet … View >>

2017 Recipient: Flag Branch Farm

Kimberly P. Peace, Flag Branch Farm Adding Value to Goat’s Milk Grant Award: $6,000 Kimberly converted an existing structure into a dedicated production facility for her goat farm, enabling her to manufacture a line of all-natural goat’s milk skin care … View >>

2014 Recipient: C-Saw Hill Farm

Lisa and Brandon Higgins, C-Saw Hill Farm Solar Hot Water Dairy and Cheese Plant Grant Award: $6,000 Lisa and Brandon have installed a solar hot water system as part of their new dairy, where they plan to milk approximately 10 … View >>

2012 Recipient: English Farms

Susan and Terry English English Dairy Farm Grant Award: $6,000 — English Farmstead Cheese Susan and Terry are planning to manufacture fresh cheese spreads as well as aged cheeses using milk produced solely on the farm. They are constructing a … View >>

2011 Recipient: Cassandra Lewis

Cassandra Lewis Hay Pritty Alpines/Crow Valley Farm Grant Award: $3,000 — Dairy Goat Parlor Cassandra is equipping her four-acre dairy goat farm with a certified milking facility/parlor that will accommodate a milking herd of 10-30 dairy goats. With the addition … View >>

2011 Recipient: Sue Mickey

Sue Mickey Appleberry Cove Farm and School Grant Award: $6,000 — Pure Dairy Goat Pet Milk Sue is expanding the production, processing, packaging and marketing of goat milk for pet food under North Carolina milk for pet food use guidelines. … View >>

2011 Recipient: Steven Davis

Steven Davis Davis Farm Grant Award: $9,000 — Dairy Barn Steven is diversifying his meat and vegetable operations by adding dairy milking for 50 head of Holstein and Jersey cattle. He is installing a milking system that will handle 12 … View >>