Pilot Mountain Pride and the Pilot Center Agricultural Aggregation Center

Organization:
Surry County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.
Amount:
$84,349.85
Program Area:
Local Foods Initiative
County of Applicant:
Surry
Description:

This purpose of this grant is to provide funding to support creation of an aggregation and processing program at the Agricultural Aggregation Center located at the former Amos & Smith Hosiery Mill in Pilot Mountain.Surry County has conducted a study and identified a demand for locally grown produce in institutional and commercial markets, including hospitals, schools, and restaurants.This project will: 1) create a facility where farmers can wash, grade, and pack local foods; 2) establish a nonprofit marketing intermediary (Pilot Mountain Pride) to aggregate produce for sale and distribution; 3) promote consumption of local foods; and 4) provide farmers education opportunities in subjects ranging from GAP certification to accessing markets.During the first year of operations, the Center expects to serve twenty farms and to achieve a sales volume of approximately $100,000.

Contact:
Mr. T. Bryan Cave 118 Hamby Road Suite 146 Dobson, North Carolina 27017 (336) 401-8201
Areas Served:
Stokes, Forsyth, Yadkin, Surry

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