About the Program

We believe in local farming and we believe that supporting growers in our communities is the best way to ensure a future for food. Cultivating Change, the Greener Fields Together local farm grant program, aims to fund projects or pursuits that will help local farmers do what they're best at: farming.

Our previous winners share the impact grant funds have had on their businesses

Grants

Grant amounts range from $3,000-$10,000 and will be funded on an annual basis to qualifying growers through an online voting platform and peer review panel.

Grant Categories:

  • Certifications: Organic, Non-GMO, Biodynamic, Fair Trade, Food Safety
  • Infrastructure: Reusable Plastic Containers(RPC’s), Delivery Vans, Reefer Trucks, Equipment
  • Capacity Building: Food Safety/GAP Improvements, Continuing Education
  • Marketing / Communications: Upgrade Labels/Cartons, Marketing Materials, Website/Social Media Support

Rules

  • Who: Applicant must be a Greener Fields Together (GFT) approved local farmer or working toward becoming an approved GFT farmer by submitting all required program paperwork by October 25, 2016 and, if necessary, food safety audit scheduled by March 31, 2017 and passed by July 1, 2017.*
  • What: Grant amounts vary from $3,000-$10,000, no grant amount is guaranteed
  • Where: Available to any farmer within the PRO*ACT distribution network
  • Why: To aid in capacity building and the overall success of local growers across the USA
  • When: Application period opens September 1, 2016 and closes October 31, 2016

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