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Grant Recipients

Multi-Business Dairy Agritourism Grant Recipients - May 2021

In May 2021, six dairy producers, processors, and producer associations were awarded a total of $112,857 through the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center. These projects cover five Northeast states and will launch innovative agritourism projects which are designed to raise awareness, understanding, and consumption of Northeast produced dairy products through agritourism activities that impact multiple dairy businesses.

  • Sunflower Farm Creamery of Cumberland ME will receive $10,000 to print and market their cookbook, “Simply Good Chevre: A delicious guide to all licensed goat dairy farms in Maine” that features goat cheese recipes and day trips including Beer & Goats. 
  • Jones Family Farm of Herkimer, NY will receive $15,000 to coordinate a marketing campaign in conjunction with the Central New York Cheese Trail and Little Falls Cheese Festival to promote events, increase sales, and educate the public.  
  • The Milk Pail at Willow Bend Farm of Shortsville, NY will utilize $22,000 in funds to market and promote monthly events including a Dairy Discovery 5k & Fun Run that will feature area dairy businesses. 
  • Pennsylvania Cheese Guild of Philadelphia, PA will receive $20,677 to develop a digital marketing campaign and promotional materials to support the first Pennsylvania Cheese Month event and the Pennsylvania Cheese Trail. 
  • Maple Bottom Farm of Scottdale, PA will use $24,685 to build upon agritourism events they created in response to the pandemic and will expand to include other area farms through a dairy trail map, farm-to-table dinners, Breakfast at the Farm event, and educational camps. 
  • Fat Toad Farm of Brookfield, VT will utilize $20,495 in funds to create and market a 3D interactive virtual tour experience featuring an area goat dairy farm and goat caramel production process.