2020 Winners

  • $10,000

    Frecon Fruit Farm | Boyertown, PA

    Orchard Perimeter Animal Control Fencing

    Apples, peaches, nectarines, pears, plums, cherries, and blueberries

  • $10,000

    East Texas Aquaponics | Mineola, TX

    eFISHiency: Renewable energy powering expansion

    Lettuce, chives, kale, mint, rosemary, thyme, swiss chard

  • $10,000

    Spring Valley Gardens LLC | West Sunbury, PA

    New Greenhouse Construction and Development (24' x 96')

    14 varieties of micro greens, 2 varieties of shoots, 5 varieties of herbs

  • $7,000

    Sunsprout Farms of Central Ohio | Columbus, OH

    In-house Pathogen Testing Laboratory Construction and Setup

    Alfalfa, mung bean, clover, spicy mix, broccoli, onion sprouts, wheatgrass

  • $7,000

    Willie Greens Organic Farm | Monroe, WA

    Reduced tillage and strip till vegetable growing

    Salad mix, baby spinach, lettuce, bunched greens, radishes, carrots, snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower

  • $7,000

    Quarry Hill Orchards | Berlin Heights, OH

    $10k Wholesale Readiness Capital Funding Request to Purchase Food Safety Compliant Apple Harvesting Bins to Accommodate Increased Yields from New Orchard Plantings

    Apples, Cherries, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Apricots, Nectarines, Raspberries, Grapes, and Pumpkins

  • $4,000

    Long and Scott Farms Inc. | Mount Dora, FL

    ATP Bioluminescence Meter for in-house food safety testing

    Great Scott Kirby Cucumbers, Zellwood Sweet Corn, cabbage (red, green, and savoy), kale, sweet onions, collard greens, turnips, mustard greens, brussels sprouts, strawberries, peas, okra

  • $4,000

    Blooming Junction | Cornelius, OR

    High Tunnels for Season Extension

    Arugula, Asparagus, Basil, Beans, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Escarole, Fennel, Garlic, Herbs, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Mizuna, Mustard, Onions, Parsnips, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radicchio, Radishes, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Shallots, Spinach, Squash, Tomatillo, Tomatoes, Turnips

  • $4,000

    Four Elements Farm |  South Hill, WA 

    Purchase of commercial ice maker for improved post-harvest handling in order to remain competitive in the wholesale markets

    Bunched Greens, Carrots, Lettuce, Husk Cherries(Cape Gooseberries), Kohlrabi, Beets, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Radish, Parsley, Squash, Cherry Tomato

  • $3,500

    EA Parker & Sons LLC | Colonial Beach, VA

    Solar Power, the Sunny Side of Farming

    Broccoli, sweet corn, squash, cucumbers, eggplant, asparagus, and peppers

  • $2,500

    Eden Valley Growers | Eden, NY

    Dock floor resurfacing and overhead wooden door replacement

    Strawberries, peaches, blueberries, peas, beans, cauliflower, tomatoes, summer squash, leafy lettuce, kale, winter squash, brussel sprouts, apples, pears

  • $2,000

    Ferme Victoire et Michel Palardy | Sainte-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada

    Drip Irrigation Installation to Increase Water Efficiency and Reduce Waste

    Peppers (hot and sweet), eggplant, tomatoes, tomatillos, onions, winter squash, summer squash, pattypan squash, melon, lettuce, flowers

  • $2,000

    Hungenberg Produce | Greeley, CO

    Update Facility Lighting

    Carrots, Beans, Corn, Onion Sets

  • $2,000

    Triple Eaton Farms | Mount Olive, MS

    Triple Eaton Farm Greenhouse Construction & Infrastructure Expansion

    Tomatoes and mushrooms

2019 Winners

  • $10,600

    Arizona Microgreens | Phoenix, AZ

    Tractor for Soil Reutilization

    Microgreens

    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $10,500

    Reeves Family Farm | Princeton, TX

    Farm Packing Shed Improvements and Expansion for Reeves Family Farm

    Okra, squash varieties, tomatoes, cantaloupe, peppers, peas, beets, green beans, potatoes, sweet onions, raddish, greens, lettuces, broccoli, carrots, garlic, turnips, chard, spinach, kohlrabi, cantaloupe

    • Organic Farming
  • $10,000

    Merchant's Garden | Tuscon, AZ

    Sustainable & Efficient Summer Farming in the Desert

    Leafy Greens

    • Hydroponic or Aquaponic Operations
  • $10,000

    Dawson's Orchards | Enon Valley, PA

    Establish a Mason Bee Colony

    Apples, peaches, pears, plums, nectarines, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • Drip Irrigation
    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $7,000

    Huntsinger Farms | Hegins, PA

    Underground Irrigation Installation on Two Locations

    Potatoes, grain-rye, wildlife habitat cover crops

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • No-till, low-till
    • Water Recycling / Conservation
    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $6,000

    Valhalla Organics | Talent, OR

    Give Honey Bees a Sweet Ride & New Hives!

    Valhalla keeps honeybees, harvesting honey, beeswax, and propolis. They grow tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, beets, carrots, peppers, sunflowers, and assorted herbs. They also process shelf stable products like pickles and preserves, using garlic, onions, cauliflower, blackberries, peaches, and other fruits and vegetables sourced from local organic and certified naturally grown farmers.

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • No-till, low-till
    • Organic Farming
    • Water Recycling/Conservation
    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $5,000

    Vigeo Gardens | Akron, OH

    The Dynamic Touch Project- Progressing the sensing and robotic automation for the agricultural industry

    Microgreens, lettuce, herbs

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • Hydroponic or Aquaponic Operations
    • Water Recycling / Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $5,000

    Long and Scott Farms | Mt. Dora, FL

    Educating the Community, One Delivery at a Time

    Kirby cucumbers, Zellwood sweet corn, cabbage (red, green, savoy and napa), kale, sweet onions, collard greens, turnips, mustard greens, bok choy, brussels sprouts, strawberries, peas, okra, and various other veggies.

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • Drip Irrigation
    • Water Recycling / Conservation
    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $5,000

    Rendleman Orchards | Alto Pass, IL

    Global Food Safety Recertification

    Peaches, nectarines, apples, zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, and green beans

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • No-till, low-till
    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $5,000

    Loylang Urban Farms | Raleigh, NC

    Tripling Production of Hydroponic Lettuce in a Greenhouse utilizing vertical racks and LED Lighting in an Urban Environment

    Bibb Lettuce, Salanova Leaf Lettuce, Summer Crisp Lettuce

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • Hydroponic or Aquaponic Operations
    • Water Recycling / Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $4,000

    Trempler Family Farms, LLC | Corvallis, OR

    Help Take My Farm HIGHER with a HIGH Tunnel!

    Tomatoes, peppers, garlic, lettuce, onions, squash, berries

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • No-till, low-till
    • Organic Farming
    • Drip Irrigation
    • Water Recycling / Conservation
    • Habitat Conservation
  • $3,000

    Mari's Gardens LLC | Honolulu, HI

    Help Mari's Gardens LLC expand our production!

    Lettuce is their primary crop, but they also grow tomatoes, cucumbers, beets and radish

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • No-till, low-till
    • Organic Farming
    • Drip Irrigation
    • Hydroponic or Aquaponic Operations
    • Water Recycling / Conservation
    • Habitat Conservation
    • Innovative Technology
  • $2,000

    Morning Sun Farms | Fredric, WI

    Solar Energy For Year-Round Growing

    Micro-greens, leafy greens, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, garden produce, berries

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • No-till, low-till
    • Organic Farming
    • Drip Irrigation
    • Hydroponic or Aquaponic Operations
    • Water Recycling / Conservation
    • Habitat Conservation
  • $2,000

    Mahonia Gardens | Sisters, OR

    Community Farm Stand in Sisters, Oregon

    Swiss chard, parsley, green onions, kale, Napa cabbage, lettuce, cilantro, rhubarb, salad mixes, radishes, spinach, arugula, turnips, pac choi, daikon, carrots, beets, basil, broccoli, peas, cabbage, fennel bulb, onions, beans, shallots, winter squash, summer squash, leeks, tomatoes, tomatillos, potatoes, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, parsnips, frisee, okra, tulsi, celariac, cauliflower, kohlrabi

    • Integrated Pest Management
    • No-till, low-till
    • Organic Farming
    • Drip Irrigation