Friday, July 1, 2011

2011 Product Development and Marketing Grant Recipients

Once again, strong member interest in the Agricultural Development Grant Program resulted in over 40 competitive proposals submitted, requesting assistance totaling over $165,000. As with much of our work, funding for this program is provided by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

The 12 grant awards—ranging between $2,486 and $5,000 for a total of $50,000—were awarded for product development, marketing and educational activities.

Recipients of the 2011 grant program include:

Black Willow Pond Farm, Cobleskill – $5,000 for on-farm poultry and rabbit processing

Cowbella Dairy Productions, Jefferson – $4,500 for dairy processing equipment enhancements

CYRE, Inc. (dba, Pika’s Farm Table), Big Indian – $3,500 for nutritional fact labeling

Delaware Phoenix Distillery, Walton – $3,450 for labeling and packaging diversification

Diehl’s Maple Syrup, Callicoon – $4,675 for granulated maple sugar equipment

Heather Ridge Farm, Preston Hollow – $4,155 for marketing and signage enhancements

Horton Hill Farm, Jefferson – $2,486 for honey and bee’s wax processing equipment

Maggie’s Krooked CafĂ©, Tannersville – $4,000 for storage and distribution enhancements

Majestic Farm, Mountaindale – $5,000 for on-farm livestock processing equipment

Neversink Farm, Claryville – $5,000 for post-harvest produce handling equipment

R & R Farm, Bovina – $3,234 for poultry production equipment

Stoneledge Farm, South Cairo – $5,000 for product and online marketplace development

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