Two Financial Assistance Programs Available from The Carrot Project

The Carrot Project is  an organization that works to support small and mid-sized farmers and farm businesses by expanding financing access and helping farmers to build successful and financially sustainable businesses through financial education.  Here are a couple Carrot Project programs that could benefit you, so check them out! The Carrot Project Current Programs Summary Across the Northeast, The Carrot Project provides financing and business... Read More

Plan for Success – Learn Farm Finance Planning this Winter

Farm Finances Got You Down? Learn to Plan for Profit This January The old joke goes, “Know how to make a small fortune in farming? Start with a large one.” For many farmers this hits too close to home to be funny. Whether you’re just getting started or have been farming for a while, the Cornell Small Farms Program is offering two online courses this January to give you the confidence and tools to take control of your farm finances. BF... Read More

Bootstrap @ Salad Garden: Great Expectations

For many new farmers, the first season can be the most challenging, what with the business start-up, the financial drain, and the uncertainty that comes with beginning any new venture. Now that we are in the midst of our second spring, I am confident in saying that this season is much more difficult. Let me explain.  Our first year operating The Salad Garden was a roller coaster experience. We had to learn the fields, get acquainted with our soils,... Read More