Ozark Slow Food’s Micro-Grant Program was established in 2012 to help grow the local food culture in our region by supporting local farmers and producers. These grants are funded by support from the community via OSF’s Fund Your Farmers event.
Micro-grants aid farmers and producers in diversifying and enhancing the production and distribution of sustainably grown, locally-produced food in the region.
In spring of 2013, OSF’s first micro-grants were awarded to three farms for projects related to our focus area:
- Lost Acre Farm – Raine Bradford
To expand chicken and duck egg availability at weekday farmers markets.
- Windy Valley Farm - Kenneth and Connie Fields
To protect production areas from wildlife to allow more diverse produce to be raised for market.
- Ozark Alternatives – Paul Chapracki and Amanda Wunderlich
For mini-hoophouses to extend the growing season.