Farm Business Incubator

Seeding the next generation of sustainable farm business.

The Roots & Fruits Farm Business Incubator provides the tools and resources aspiring agricultural entrepreneurs need to develop and manage viable farm enterprises in Appalachia. The Incubator reduces the traditional barriers to success for new farm businesses by providing access to land, shared equipment, infrastructure, low-interest capital, business mentoring, and training in advanced practical skills. Launching farm-based businesses in the supportive, low-risk environment of the Incubator greatly increases the likelihood of business viability and success.

Once their businesses have matured to the point of self-sufficiency, we will assist Incubator graduates in transitioning to longer-term landholdings in the region, ensuring they will have a place to operate their businesses independently while also bringing more land into production. Through the Incubator, we will be ushering in a new generation of profitable, conservation-oriented farm entrepreneurs while bringing more preserved farmland into production and investing in farm communities across the region.

 

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We are currently seeking proposals for the 2018-2020 season

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Volunteering in the Garden

Would you like to get in touch with nature? Learn about gardens, chickens and how to grow your own vegetables? Volunteering with us provides a great opportunity.

  • Learn to grow vegetables
  • Basic chicken management
  • Greenhouse management
  • Soil maintenance

Stop by and visit or contact us at rootsandfruitsmarket@gmail.com