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BIPOC, Women Farmers Reigned at Farm Grant Awards

Specialty Food Association

BIPOC and women farmers won the majority of The FruitGuys Community Fund’s 2022 farm grant awards. The grant provides up to $5,000 in funding for farm-related sustainability projects like supporting pollinators, switching to natural pest control, and mitigating climate change impacts.

This award season marks The FruitGuys Community Fund’s 10th year of providing sustainability-focused grants. Of the 17 grantees, 16 women-led farms and 13 BIPOC-led farms were awarded across 11 states.

"This class of grantees exemplifies what we founded The FruitGuys Community Fund to do–support small farms and agricultural non-profits that can make big impacts with small amounts of money," said Chris Mittelstaedt, founder and CEO of The FruitGuys, in a statement." This group also highlights the innovative and creative ways that women farmers approach agricultural and climate change problem solving.”

Between August and September, updates on the grantees' projects will be available on The FruitGuys Community Fund blog.

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