After a decade of research and experience working with small farm businesses in New England, The Carrot Project has developed expertise in farm business management. Building on this experience, The Carrot Project now offers targeted, one-on-one business assistance aimed at helping small farmers and food business owners achieve greater financial sustainability and managerial confidence. If applicable, The Carrot Project also offers guidance on when and how to apply for financing, as well as assistance with loan application materials.
With our wide network of consultants and local partners, we have services available all over New England and the Hudson Valley.
What Services Do We Provide?
Our one-on-one business assistance programs include consultations with a Carrot Project staff person or a partnering consultant. Consultations can take place over the phone, at your farm or food enterprise, or over the web, depending your location and needs.
Within these consultations, we offer the following services:
These services may be free or cost-shared for Massachusetts residents.
If outside of Massachusetts, please inquire about your region as our program availability and costs vary between states.
Who Can Apply?
To be eligible for our business assistance services, applicants must:
How Do I Apply?
To apply for our business assistance services, please fill out our intake form here.
If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact businessassistance (at) thecarrotproject.org.
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"The Carrot Project has helped me to take control of the financial destiny of my farm.” Laura Meister, Farm Girl Farm, Sheffield MA
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