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30 farms across New York in New Farmers Grant Fund

Christian Fernsby |
Nearly 30 farms across New York have been awarded funding through the New Farmers Grant Fund, which assists new and early-stage farmers.

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The New Farmers Grant Fund award recipients by region are:

Capital Region

Tiny Hearts Farm, Columbia County - $28,567: Purchase field equipment and supplies to increase acreage in flower production.

David and Kelly Lendrum, Albany County - $21,300: Purchase equipment to expand hay production.

Battenkill Valley Farms, Washington County - $20,525: Purchase equipment to diversify crop production.

Common Hands Farm, LLC., Columbia County - $16,288: Purchase field equipment to increase crop yields.

On the Farm, Columbia County - $15,750: Construct a barn to expand hay making capacity.

Central New York

Elly's Acres Farm, LLC., Onondaga County - $50,000: Purchase equipment to expand sheep farming operation.

Sunswick Farm, Cayuga County - $50,000: Construct a structure to increase honey production.

Cayuga View Farm, Cayuga County - $25,500: Build a barn to increase the quality and quantity of hay production.

Shared Roots Farm, LLC., Cortland County - $20,778: Purchase equipment to expand cold storage and vegetable farm operations.

Finger Lakes

Flowerwell, LLC., Monroe County - $50,000: Construct a new processing building to expand production.

Fire Creek Farms, Livingston County - $50,000: Build a barn and purchase equipment to expand hay production.

Preston's Farms, Orleans County - $50,000: Purchase field equipment, trees and supplies to expand production acreage.

Strickland Farms, Wayne County - $50,000: Construct a barn to protect equipment and store apples.

Robinson Family Farms, LLC., Wayne County - $49,990: Purchase rootstock, tools and equipment to establish a farm nursery and expand operations.

Bonnie Castle Farms, LLC., Wayne County - $36,267: Purchase field equipment to improve fruit production.

William and Emily Smith, Wayne County - $33,810: Construct a livestock barn to more efficiently house animals and manage manure.

Valley View Devons, Livingston County - $28,651: Purchase equipment and add portable storage facilities to store hay and improve livestock feed quality.

Long Island

Stein Seafoods, LLC., Suffolk County - $38,710: Purchase equipment to increase oyster farm production and operational efficiency.

Mid-Hudson Valley

Rose Hill Farm, 1798, Dutchess County - $21,912: Plant apple trees and install a trellis system to diversify available fruit for cider production.

Grape Hollow Farm, Dutchess County - $21,356: Extend infrastructure to greenhouses and orchard to increase production capacity.

Long Season Farm, Ulster County - $17,136: Purchase equipment to increase production and extend the agricultural season.

Mohawk Valley

Lovin' Mama Farm, Montgomery County - $22,560: Purchase greenhouses, equipment and supplies to expand production and extend the agricultural season.

Windy Hill Goat Dairy, Otsego County - $21,355: Buy equipment to produce higher-quality livestock forage.

Michael B's Honey Co., Oneida County - $19,230: Purchase equipment to facilitate honey processing.

North Country

North Country Creamery, LLC., Essex County - $50,000: Purchase processing equipment to produce value-added products.

Southern Tier

Cupola Ridge Farms, LLC., Tioga County - $49,150: Build a barn for livestock and hay storage, and purchase equipment.

Berry Brook Farm, LLC., Delaware County - $16,500: Construct a greenhouse and increase cold storage to expand production.

Western NY

McCollum Orchards, LLC., Niagara County - $29,411: Build a greenhouse, renovate a wash/pack station, and purchase equipment and supplies to expand production.

Meyer's Homegrown, LLC., Erie County - $27,802: Purchase equipment to expand production.

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