What Is Cultivating Change?

Cultivating Change is a local farm grant program offered by Greener Fields Together. It aims to fund projects and pursuits that will help local farmers do what they’re best at: farming. Qualified growers and aggregators are able to win up to $30,000 annually through an online voting platform and peer review panel.

Who is Eligible to Receive a Grant?

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    All Greener Fields Together local farm partners are automatically eligible to compete in the peer review panel AND popular vote contest with an opportunity to win up to

    $30,000
  • Local farms that are not Greener Fields Together farm partners are eligible to compete in the popular vote contest if they meet these requirements and will have the opportunity to win up to

    $10,000

Grant Timeline

Grant Categories

  • Certifications
    • Organic
    • Non-GMO
    • Biodynamic
    • Fair Trade
    • Food Safety Audit
  • Infrastructure
    • Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs)
    • Logistics: delivery van, reefer truck
    • Equipment: facilities, etc
  • Marketing
    • Upgrade labels / cartons
    • Website
    • Social Media
    • Marketing materials / support
  • Capacity Building
    • Food Safety / GAP improvements
    • Education for farmers or supervisors

A Few of Our Past Winners

$13,000

Plastic Bins for Food Safety Improvement

Jaemor Farms | Alto, GA
“We had a five year plan to replace all of the wooden bins on the farm, and when we learned about the Cultivating Change program, we knew that any funds would offset that five year plan and jump us up a few years.”
$10,000

Rainwater Collection System for 
Water Conservation

Leaf Safari | Manor, TX
“With this grant, we are expecting to alleviate 4,000 gallons a day of water that we are pulling from the city and our community.”
$10,000

High Tunnel Installation for
 Infrastructure Expansion

Poché Family Farm | Independence, LA
“Everybody’s excited when we had the opportunity to get a grant and expand our farm because it’s good for everybody; it’s good for us, it’s good for the customers, and it’s good for the market too.”
$5,000

Seed Bank Project for 
Seed Quality Preservation

J&C Tropicals | Miami, FL
"Thanks to the Cultivating Change grant, we were able to complete this project on time and ahead of schedule and now we are able to work on our seed bank and our varieties in the field. It made it possible."