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 $500. 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.
- Farmers' markets must be within Farm Credit East’s eight state territory: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
- Preference will be given to worthy applicants who 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.
The deadline for 2022 submissions has passed. Recipients will be notified by June 15, 2022.
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