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Fresh from the Farm Grants

Grants to Georgia Farmers for Reusable Shopping Bags
to Distribute at Farmers Markets and Farm Stands

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Funding Source:

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Southwest Georgia Farm Credit

Deadline Date:

04/13/20

Description:

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Grants of $500 to Georgia farmers in eligible counties that sell produce at farm stands or farmers markets for the purchase of reusable shopping bags to distribute to their customers. In addition to the cash grant, grantees will receive reusable shopping bags for distribution to shoppers. Eligible farmers are located in Calhoun, Baker, Clay, Chattahoochee, Dougherty, Decatur, Grady, Early, Miller, Lee, Marion, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, and Webster Counties.

Fresh from the Farm grants allow Southwest Georgia Farm Credit to partner with local farmers markets to promote and support farmers who own and operate produce stands that sell locally-grown products. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144218

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$5,000

Number of Grants:

The Fresh from the Farm initiative gives ten grants each year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each grant recipient will receive a check for $500 and 250 reusable shopping bags for distribution to their market shoppers.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are made to farmers who own and operate qualifying produce stands.

To apply for this grant, each applicant:

- Must produce some portion of products sold at Farmers Market/Produce Stand.
- Must be located in the 21-county Association territory (Baker, Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Marion, Miller, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Webster)
- Must be open a minimum of 20 days per calendar year.
- Must agree to participate in promotional opportunities with Southwest Georgia Farm Credit (i.e. – Story for local newspapers / Wiregrass Land & Living, visit from news media, etc.).
- Must agree to accept Southwest Georgia Farm Credit reusable shopping bags to use for bagging produce/products for shoppers.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submitting applications is April 13, 2020.

About the grant program: https://www.swgafarmcredit.com/coat-blanket-drive-2-3-3-2/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Completed applications can be submitted via mail, email, or fax to:

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit
Attention: Fresh from the Farm
305 Colquitt Highway
Bainbridge, GA 39817
JGilbert@SWGAFarmCredit.com
Fax: 888.834.9128

For additional information or if you have questions, email Jordan Gilbert at the above email address.

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit
Tel. 229-246-0384

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia: Baker, Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Marion, Miller, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, and Webster Counties

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