Receiving a grant from the BCFA this past spring was great for our farm and helped us start the season on a positive note. We were coming back from a number of rough years of stressful growing and looking to build our infrastructure. The BCFA grant allowed us to... We can’t begin to tell you how much easier the canning machine has made our life. “Back in the day” Carol would pour 5 gallons of syrup into a roasting pan on the stove, then we would have to monitor it until it reached 180 degrees. We would then use a Pyrex... We – and our pigs – are loving our new grant-funded pig feeders and waterers. With our new pig feeders we are able to refill the pig feed every five or six days, saving us a lot of labor hours. Our pigs have access to free-choice feed at all times. It’s a... The grant funds were used to help us purchase a labeling machine that will be of tremendous value to us as we scale up production with value-added products. This is allowing us to redirect countless labor hours. The grant money we have received will help us to convert a shipping container into a refrigeration unit, enabling us to expand our food storage capabilities & extend the season that we can offer local produce.