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 invest in our cover crop program, helping us to plan further ahead for our farm’s future, building up our soil and improving our crop rotation efficiency. We were especially grateful to be given that financial boost early in the year, before the markets started up, during a time when money is especially tight. Now, we’ve been able to seed and incorporate plantings of buckwheat and field peas and we’re looking forward to adding additional cover crops to the soil as the spring and summer crops are finishing up. We highly recommend the BCFA small farm grant program to any of our fellow small farm owners.