Industry Support

Farmers' Market Grants

Farmers' markets provide an important channel for Northeast producers to market and sell their products as well as connect with consumers. That's why we've seen a significant increase in these markets across the region over the past two decades.

To support this important marketing channel, Farm Credit East is offering farmers' market grants up to $1,000. Grant funding may be used to support participating farmers, market enhancements, marketing efforts and/or programs to support disadvantaged communities or improve access to fresh, local food. Note that these grants are intended for public markets where multiple farms sell products, not for individual farm markets. 

Eligibility

  • Farmers' markets must be within Farm Credit East’s seven state territory: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. Please note, this excludes Clinton and Essex counties in New York and Cheshire, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan counties in New Hampshire.
  • Preference will be given to worthy applicants that are seeking support for the first time. Special consideration will also be given to markets serving underserved communities with limited access to fresh, local food.
  • Awards will be made at the sole discretion of Farm Credit East.

Deadline

The deadline to apply has passed. In 2020, Farm Credit East awarded $30,250 in small grants to 100 farmers’ markets across the Northeast. 

Questions? Email specialoffers@farmcrediteast.com