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 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
- 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.
Volunteer & Job Opportunities
Our lending program partners are integral to the success and delivery of our programs. We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with them.
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 Small Business Technical Assistance Grant Program
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.
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.
Summary of Request The Agricultural Business Advisor will work as a consultant with the Senior Business Advisor and the Client Services Specialist to deliver one-on-one (1:1) business assistance. The desired outcome of this work is for farmers and food business owners...
The Carrot Project is looking for an inspiring leader to be our next Executive Director. This person will need experience in systems-thinking to analyze complex problems down to the root level, the vision to design responsive and sustainable solutions, the start-up...
Support The Carrot Project
With your support, farmers and food business owners can access affordable training and develop the skills they need to adapt to disruptions like the pandemic, and make their pioneering small businesses viable for many years to come.
Thank you for being a partner in our vision and our work. Together, we are building a just and resilient farm and food system that works for all of us.
Your donation will go directly to work, providing 450 farmers and food businesses with the resources and skills they need to adapt their businesses to the pandemic. Last year, our clients realized a change in net income of +$20,000, after accessing one-on-one business assistance, financing and training.
Other ways to support The Carrot Project
Prefer to donate offline? We gratefully accept checks made out to The Carrot Project, mailed to:
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 Andy Li.
The Carrot Project operates under the fiscal sponsorship of TSNE MissionWorks, a 501(c)3 organization.
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.