Small Farm Fund
Community Food Connections is proud to announce its Small Farm Fund, which provides grants to local growers for farm projects that have positive impacts on local food systems, agricultural diversity, and the environment. CFC believes that providing small, manageable grants can have big impact on the local food system. Small farms are catalysts for greater food access, sustainability, and economic self-sufficiency. This grant helps farmers in the coming season by funding projects such as (but not limited to) seed and supply needs, farm infrastructure, and community engagement.
The downtown Phoenix farmers market hosts fifteen different small farms and agricultural growers, who bring Arizona-grown produce to the community every week. Every local farm has a story; we invite you to learn more about our growers and shop local Saturdays at the market (8 am – 12 pm).
Qualifying Small Farms
Participating year-round farm at the downtown Phoenix farmers market
No market rule and regulation violations
Good standing with market attendance
Passed a Community Food Connections Farm Audit
Farmers must hold one of the following certifications:
– FMNP Approved Grower
– USDA Certified Organic
– Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) + Good Handling Practices (GHP)
– Certified Naturally Grown