06/2018

New Hampshire Community Loan Fund

To work toward sustainability and systems change for farmers and food producers in New Hampshire by offering hands-on financial literacy training, expanding market channels, and connecting farms with agricultural financiers.

Regional Food Systems

$40,000
06/2018

Food Connects

To leverage existing food hub network relationships to increase local food purchases in the region and support the broader development of inter-hub relationships and knowledge sharing.

Regional Food Systems

$75,000
06/2018

Farm to Institution New England

To develop effective tools, resources, and policy recommendations to open institutional markets to regional farmers and food producers, particularly within higher education.

Regional Food Systems

$225,000
06/2018

Rhode Island Food Policy Council

To grow new local food supply chains for institutions in Rhode Island and to select, track, and communicate about progress toward key metrics outlined in the Rhode Island Food Strategy.

Regional Food Systems

$40,000
06/2018

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

To maintain an organizer in the New England plus New York region to educate and engage grassroots farm and food groups and practitioners around federal agriculture policy, and establish a multi-region national network of such organizers to allow for sustained policy advocacy.

Regional Food Systems

$50,000
05/2018

Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders

To facilitate a significant presence of New England-based sustainable farming and food system organizations at the June 2018 meeting of the Northeast Association of State Directors of Agriculture and the September 2018 meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.

Regional Food Systems

$15,000
03/2018

The Carrot Project

To successfully transition from planning to implementation of The Blueprint, by building a business assistance network for farms and food businesses.

Regional Food Systems

$40,000
03/2018

Maine Farmland Trust

To help more farmers scale up for the wholesale market, which is essential to growing local and regional markets and the farming sector in Maine.

Regional Food Systems

$50,000
03/2018

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

To ensure that Maine farmers and food producers are able to ramp up production, particularly in Aroostook County, as demand increases for healthy, sustainable, and organic food throughout the region.

Regional Food Systems

$50,000
03/2018

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

To enable greater coordination and collaboration among organizations across Vermont to achieve the 25 goals of Vermont’s Farm to Plate Strategic Plan by 2020.

Regional Food Systems

$100,000