The Carrot Project
supports agricultural businesses securing their futures by breaking
down financial barriers, and building their path to sustainability.
We envision a just and resilient farm and food system, where successful farms and agricultural businesses are increasing in number and racial diversity, and are contributing to New England’s economic, environmental, and social well-being. We address the most important gaps at the intersections of financial security, racial and economic justice, financial barriers to farmland access, and farmers’ ability to weather major disruptions. We do this as business advisors and through education, advocacy, and research.
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Farming is hard work. It is also gratifying work. It is not always financially rewarding work, but with due diligence to financial planning and wise capitalization, a small, diversified farm can succeed. The Carrot Project helped our farm with needed investments in infrastructure so that we could meet our income goals.
– Polly Shyka, Villageside Farm, Freedom, ME
Benneth Phelps joins The Carrot Project as Executive Director
We’re thrilled to announce that The Carrot Project’s next Executive Director is Benneth Phelps, beginning February 13, 2022. Benneth brings a deep and dynamic knowledge of our work, relationships, and sector from x years of on-the-ground experience uplifting New England’s farmers – and from her long history with The Carrot Project as an essential volunteer, employee, and advisory board member. Our committed supporters might be familiar already with Benneth’s boundless drive, practicality, and clear vision for building a just and resilient future for agricultural entrepreneurs. Please join all of us at The Carrot Project in offering our warmest welcome to Benneth. We are excited for you to get to know her in this new role, as she brings Carrot’s legacy into a brighter agricultural future in New England.