We're Helping Farms Grow
The Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund's mission is to support local farmers in increasing sustainable food production and wholesale sales to contribute to a thriving local farm economy. This new grant opportunity, now in it's second year, is a partnership between the Cheshire County Conservation District and the Monadnock Food Co-op.
2017 Award Recipients
Launched in 2017, three grant awards were made during the first year to Archway Farm, Flying Cloud Dairy, and Manning Hill Farm to expand their cold storage and improve their on-farm infrastructure. With these awarded funds Archway Farm built a walk-in freezer, Flying Cloud Dairy installed a freeze-free water system, and Manning Hill Farm installed a large energy efficient cooler.
Apply for a Grant
We are now accepting applications for our 2018 Grant cycle and we are excited to announce that there will be $15,000 available for farmers looking to grow their production! Farmers may apply for grants ranging from $500 to $5000!
Funds can be used for a range of needs including, but not limited to, the purchase of equipment or infrastructure, packaging and labeling design needs, and technical assistance.
Eligible applicants include farms in Cheshire County and abutting NH towns who would like to develop or expand their production for wholesale markets, including the Monadnock Food Co-op and Monadnock Menus.
Donate to the MFC Farm Fund!
Help us to support the vitality of local farms with a donation to the Farm Fund.Your donation contributes to the pool of money offered each year through the Farm Fund.
This year we raised $15,000 to support local farms!
Tax deductible donations to this fund can be made to the Cheshire County Conservation District through our donation page (please be sure to write “MFC Farm Fund” under “Add Special Instructions”)
Donations may also be made by check - made payable to “Cheshire County Conservation District” and write “MFC Farm Fund” as a note and mail to: CCCD 11 Industrial Park Dr. Walpole, NH 03608