Supporting local farmers' markets
We’re proud that our Fresh from the Farm grants allow us to partner with local farmers' markets to promote and support farmers who own and operate produce stands that sell locally-grown products.
The Fresh from the Farm initiative gives ten grants totaling $5,000 each year to farmers who own qualifying produce stands. Each grant recipient will receive a check for $500 and 250 reusable shopping bags for distribution to their market shoppers.
“We know how much people enjoy locally grown fruits and vegetables. The Fresh from the Farm program provides an opportunity for us to collaborate with those farmers who sell locally grown produce at a farmers market or u-pick operations in the 21 counties of our Association territory. We know that these markets are key in developing both local and regional food systems that in turn support the sustainability of our family farms.”
Paxton Poitevint, Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit
Completed applications can be submitted via MAIL: Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, Attn: Fresh from the Farm, 305 Colquitt Highway, Bainbridge, GA 39817 or EMAIL: AKinchen@SWGAFarmCredit.com.
The deadline for submitting applications has been extended and is now May 1, 2021.
For additional information or if you have questions, email Anna Kinchen.