2024 Fresh from the Farm Mini-Grant Recipients

The Fresh from the Farm initiative gives grants each year to farmers who grow for or own qualifying produce stands. The program provides cash for grant recipients to enhance their operations or marketing and promotions, like buying ads or developing a website and social media presence. Grant winners also receive reusable shopping bags to give to customers.  Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is committed to helping young, beginning, and small-scale producers by providing grants, outreach, training, and education to help the next generation of farmers grow their farm businesses.

This year’s grant recipients include: Lenny’s Farmers Market in Americus, Bell's Stop and Shop Produce Stand in Preston, KGD Produce in Bainbridge, Randolph Collective in Cuthbert, Good Hope Gardens in Jakin, Sisters and More Produce in Bronwood, Hopkins Farms in Cairo, Lone Pine Produce in Donalsonville, Holsey Farms in Leesburg, and Mark's Melon Patch in Dawson.

Headquartered in Bainbridge, Georgia, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit supports farmers and farm businesses, as well as rural property owners, providing safe, sound, dependable financing. The Association is part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of agricultural and rural lending institutions cooperatively owned by their borrowers. Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm, through its constant commitment to competitive lending and expert financial services.

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