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.

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

Applications must be received by Monday, June 3. Recipients will be notified no later than June 15, 2019.

Applicant Information
Funding Request

Let us know how much funding you're looking for and how the funds will be used. For example, to support participating farmers, market enhancements, marketing efforts and/or programs to support disadvantaged communities or improve access to fresh, local food. Feel free to upload any supporting materials.

Fund Disbursement Information (for check to be mailed)

Submitting this application grants Farm Credit East full and exclusive rights to use the farmers' market name and other relevant information, without credit, in Farm Credit East literature and electronic media.