About us

Vision

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.

Mission

We support agricultural businesses securing their futures by breaking down financial barriers, and build their path to sustainability. We do this as business advisors and through education, advocacy, and research.

How We Do Our Work

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. Learn more about our programs and services

Our Values

We:

  • Commit to racial equity, starting inside the organization and extending to our programs.
  • Collaborate within a vibrant, rich network, leading to effective partnerships based on trust and respect.
  • Multiply our impact by intentionally collaborating across our different programs.
  • Seek innovative ways to accomplish our goals, while addressing changing opportunities and conditions.
  • Use research to inform our programs and how we measure outcomes.
  • Implement programs at the intersection of need, our ability to lead, and potential revenue.

Our Team

Volunteer & Job Opportunities

Impact Reports

Client Stories

Our Team

Advisory Board

Staff Directory

Consultants

Lending Partners

Our lending program partners are integral to the success and delivery of our programs. We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with them.

 

Salisbury Bank
Franklin County Community Development Corporation
Massachusetts Society for the Promotion of Agriculture
PVGrows Investment Fund
KIVA

Program Collaborators

The Carrot Project partners with other organizations to provide effective and equitable support for local farm, fishing, and food businesses. We are working on projects with the following organizations.

 

Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program
Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation
UCONN Cooperative Extension 
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
MGCC
Rhode Island Food Policy Council

Volunteer Opportunities

During the pandemic, we are pausing in-person events and volunteering opportunities.

We are seeking a volunteer to support our communications efforts, particularly video editing. Please contact us for more information.

Jobs

 

TSNE MissionWorks/The Carrot Project envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

 

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/The Carrot Project will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.

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Support The Carrot Project

Make a gift to support farmers and food producers.

 

Can you help more farm and food business owners access resources from The Carrot Project, respond to the pandemic, and pivot successfully in 2021? Your gift will ensure that we can be there for new businesses, when they need it most. Please make a gift today.

 

89% of our clients are farm and food business owners who are just getting started, and have low-to-moderate incomes. Already operating on razor-thin margins, this year may be make or break for many vulnerable businesses.
In this tumultuous year, your gift to The Carrot Project supported farmers like Steve Murray, the owner of Heart Beets Farm in Berkley, MA. Read more on how Steve made a rapid, confident pivot to keep his farm going during the pandemic.

 

Thank you for your support!

Other ways to support The Carrot Project

Prefer to donate offline? We gratefully accept checks made out to The Carrot Project, mailed to:

 

TSNE Missionworks
89 South Street, 7th Floor
Boston MA 02111

 

To make a gift of appreciated securities, an employer matching gift, or to ask other questions about donations, contact Dorothy Suput at 617.674.2371.

 

The Carrot Project operates under the fiscal sponsorship of TSNE MissionWorks, a 501(c)3 organization.

Our Impact

Our Reports

Read The Carrot Project’s 2020 Annual Report — now in an easy-to-read online format.
For more information about our work, download our past Impact Reports, stories in graphic form of our organization and some of the amazing farm and food businesses with whom we work.

2019

2017

2016

2015

2014

Client Stories

The Carrot Project is both practical and visionary. Working with extraordinary expertise, it offers transformational learning and access to resources.

– Steve Burrington, Executive Director, Groundworks
USA and former Advisory Board member