06/2017

Vermont Land Trust

To facilitate the continued growth and success of the Ayers Brook Goat Dairy by supporting the acquisition of high-quality nearby farmland at an affordable price, thereby enhancing its ability to build the state’s fledgling goat dairy industry.

Regional Food Systems

$150,000
06/2017

Real Food Challenge

To continue core campus organizing and launch a new initiative to directly address the anti-competitive practices that large food service management companies use to maintain market dominance.

Regional Food Systems

$100,000
06/2017

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont

To increase the amount of local food purchased by Vermont institutions while supporting the economic viability of food producers.

Regional Food Systems

$50,000
06/2017

New Hampshire Community Loan Fund

To work toward economic viability for New England farmers and food producers by offering hands-on financial literacy training, expanding market channels, and connecting farms with agricultural investors.

Regional Food Systems

$40,000
06/2017

Food Connects

To develop and share systems that integrate participants in a regional network of food hubs in order to increase source-identified local food sales to institutions in southeastern Vermont, southwestern New Hampshire, and northwestern Massachusetts.

Regional Food Systems

$50,000
06/2017

Farm to Institution New England

To create a regional network that engages participants in the food system, cultivates broad understanding of farm to institution’s role in strengthening New England’s food system, and advances stronger state and federal policies in support of farm to institution work.

Regional Food Systems

$225,000
06/2017

Coastal Enterprises Inc.

To accelerate local food systems development, enhance the viability of sustainable agricultural enterprises, and foster economic development in northern Maine.

Regional Food Systems

$150,000
03/2017

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

To educate and engage grassroots farm and food groups and practitioners about federal agriculture policy.

Regional Food Systems

$50,000
03/2017

The Carrot Project

To develop a sustainable business assistance network across New England and New York State that promotes agriculture and local food systems and encourages food-related entrepreneurship.

Regional Food Systems

$20,000
03/2017

Fair Food Network

To: (1) accelerate the growth of food system businesses in the Northeast by providing them with direct business assistance; (2) leverage $500,000 in funding from the USDA to support needed business assistance in the region; and (3) help increase coordination and collaboration among regional business assistance organizations.

Regional Food Systems

$50,000