Supporting local farmers’ markets through Fresh Farm Program
BAINBRIDGE – Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is now accepting applications for its Fresh from the Farm Program. This program provides a partnership with local farmers’ markets by promoting and supporting farmers who own/operate produce stands that sell locally grown products.
Southwest Georgia Farm Credit began the Fresh from the Farm Mini-Grant program eight years ago as a way to provide cash for marketing and promotions to road side u-picks and farmers’ markets. Through an application process, the association picks 10 qualifying producers each year and donates $500 to each, mostly for marketing and promotional purposes.
The application for Fresh from the Farm mini-grants is available at the Conferences/Grants Link under the Learn Tab at SWGAFarmCredit.com. Completed grant applications can be mailed to Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, Attention: Fresh from the Farm, 305 Colquitt Highway, Bainbridge, GA 39817; emailed to JGilbert@SWGAFarmCredit.com; or faxed to 888.834.9128. Completed applications must be received by April 13, 2020.