GrowNYC FARMroots Program Announces Funding Opportunity for Orange County Growers

image003New York, NY— Greenmarket, a program of GrowNYC, is soliciting proposals from fruit and vegetable
producers in Orange County, NY for a funding opportunity to build new or improve existing produce
washing stations. The aim of this funding program is to improve labor efficiency, enhance food safety and
increase profitability through enhanced on-farm infrastructure. Examples of eligible projects include
installation of shade coverage and lighting, drainage improvements, enhanced spray options, increased
processing capacity, purchase of shelving, tables and wash tanks.
Up to $2,500 in grant funding is available for up to 20 farmers in Orange County, NY. A 50/50 match will
be provided through this program for projects up to $5,000. Farmers may meet the funding match through
cash or in-kind labor services. Applications are due by June 28, 2013. Proposed projects must be
completed by March 15, 2014.
All farmers in Orange County are eligible to apply. This program is not limited to farmers participating as
vendors at Greenmarkets. Beginning, immigrant and limited resource farmers are encouraged to apply.
Farmers applying must be or become members of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County.
Technical assistance in designing and implementing wash station projects is available for applicants.
The application is available by contacting Challey Comer at ccomer@greenmarket.grownyc.org or
212.341.2254.

2013-05-30T07:25:17+00:00May 30th, 2013|Grower, Grower East|0 Comments

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