The mission of the Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund is to bolster local farmers' efforts to expand sustainable food production for wholesale markets, contributing to the vitality of the local farming economy. Funds can be used to support a range of projects, including the purchase of equipment and infrastructure, farmland conservation, packaging and labeling design needs, and technical assistance. The Farm Fund grant program aligns with several shared goals of the Co-op and Conservation District, such as fostering the sustainability of farm businesses and the local economy, preserving farmland, and ensuring the responsible stewardship of our natural resources.
This year, there will be an additional funding category for emergency disaster relief - relief from the financial strain of crop and/or livestock loss caused by weather events. Please use the Emergency Relief Application Form if seeking support in this category.
The Monadnock Food Co-op (MFC) in partnership with the Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD) request proposals from farms who seek funding to make investments in the following project categories:
Estimated Total Program Funding: