What Is Cultivating Change?

Cultivating Change is a local farm grant program offered by Greener Fields Together. It aims to fund projects and pursuits of small and mid-size farms in three key areas: wholesale readiness, food safety, and environmental sustainability. Grants are funded on an annual basis to qualifying growers through a merit-based peer review panel.

Grant Timeline

Grant Categories

  • Wholesale Readiness
    • Delivery Transportation
    • Marketing
    • Infrastructure Expansions
    • Planting and Harvesting Equipment
    • Packaging
  • Sustainability
    • Organic Certification
    • Waste Reduction
    • Water Re-Use System
    • Soil Quality Improvements
    • Energy Improvements
  • Food Safety
    • Traceability
    • Continuing Food Safety Education
    • Record Keeping Software
    • Water Testing/Sanitation
    • GAP Improvements

Featured Winners

$6,000

Refrigerated Delivery Truck

Reeves Family Farm | Princeton, TX
"One of the reasons we moved out here to live on the farm is to work alongside our kids so they can see the work that we do and work with us, and hopefully one day they might decide to keep this thing going and take it on themselves."
$10,000

Food Traceability Tools and Processes

Merchant's Garden AgroTech | Tucson, AZ
"Our vision with this grant is to help our company be the best company in the world, but we want to create a process and a system that can be leveraged by farmers across the world."
$20,000

Construction of Raised Beds

Choctaw Fresh Produce | Neshoba, MS
"We’ve been able to grow whatever we want to grow right now and in the past we haven’t been able to. Now with the raised beds everything we’ve grown is coming out."
$5,000

Germination Optimization

Arizona Microgreens | Phoenix, AZ
"It’s a game changer for us to have that relationship with a produce distributor that not only wants you to just survive but actually thrive and grow."