Slow Food Shoalhaven has awarded its 2017 Shoalhaven Grows Grants to the value of $5000 to three small scale producers from across the Shoalhaven region.
Caleb Graham - Maple Ridge Farm at Falls Creek, Tim Cooper - organic vegetable grower from Wandandian, and Joshua Strong of Strong Organics vegetables at Terara were the successful applicants. All three applicants will use the Grant money towards the acquisition of equipment that will help increase the efficiency and yield of their business.
'We're very happy to be able to reward the hard work of these young sustainable producers with some funding", Rosie Cupitt, leader of Slow Food Shoalhaven said. "Our local small scale growers and producers are of crucial importance to the creation of a better local food community and I'm proud that our fundraising activities at events like the Milton Show and Gaia Farmers Market can feed directly back to our local community through these grants".
The annual grants (awarded for the second time now), reflect Slow Food's core philosophy of good, clean and fair food.