2014 Enterprise Investments

Enterprise Investment Recipients

Enterprise Investments are one of three areas of the Working Lands Initiative, with grants ranging from $3,000 - $20,000 for small and emerging agriculture, forestry, and forest products enterprises. 

Enterprise Investment Grantees
(16) Agriculture and (3) Forestry Grant Recipients

Addison County

Doolittle Farm, Shoreham
$14,203 for egg washing equipment

Green Mountain Hardwood, Ripton
$9,825 for a portable sawmill and materials for solar-assisted lumber kiln

Windfall Orchard, Cornwall
$9,750 for cider presses and equipment to expand business

Bennington County

Wilcox Ice Cream, Manchester
$20,000 for a manufacturing facility

Caledonia County

Snug Valley Farm, East Hardwick
$20,000 for improving delivery of pigs and pork products

Chittenden County

Jericho Settlers Farm, Jericho
$18,200 for heated tunnels with biomass furnace to expand winter vegetable production

North Williston Cattle Company, Essex Jct.
$10,000 for equipment to reclaim prime agricultural land.

Franklin County

Bouchard Farm, St. Albans
$9,750 for equipment and materials for organic dairy cow housing

Lamoille County

Elmore Roots Fruit Tree and Berry Nursery, Elmore
$12,000 for kiosks to expand accessibility to product

Orange County

Fat Toad Farm, Brookfield
$15,000 for more efficient caramel equipment to expand production

Orleans County

Bonnieview Farm, Albany
$20,000 for cheese aging cave to double production

Cate Hill Orchard, Greensboro
$20,000 for an on-farm processing facility for value added products and to begin producing farm farmstead sheep cheese

Kingdom Brewing, Newport
$20,000 for a retail bottle/cannery and growler fill station

Lazy Lady Farm, Westfield
$6,000 for a solar array to secure energy requirements for an off-grid dairy.

NorthWoods Stewardship Center, East Charleston
$18,200 for forwarding trailer and implementation of low-impact timber harvests in the Northeast Kingdom

Washington County

Rogers Farmstead, Berlin
$20,000 for equipment to expand grainery capability

Windham County

Big Picture Farm, Townshend
$20,000 for materials for caramel production and cheese production facility

Boyd Family Farm, Wilmington
$20,000 to renovate existing barn

Windsor County

Rockledge Farm, Weathersfield
$10,000 for website development and marketing

Contact Information

Working Lands Enterprise Initiative
116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620
(802) 622-4477
Email Working Lands Staff