Voting is open for the Cultivating Change local farm grant program offered by Greener Fields Together.
The program aims to fund growers up to $30,000 annually through an online voting platform and peer review panel, according to the website. Voting is available online.
Voting runs through the end of January, and winners will be announced Feb. 5.
Cultivating Change is a grant program that gives local farms funds to upgrade operations, invest in food safety, implement sustainable technology, according to the website.
Greener Fields Together is a sustainability program for the produce value chain, created and administered by Pro*Act and its national network of independently-owned local purveyors.
Each time a distributor with the Pro*Act network purchases a package from a Greener Fields Together local farm partner, 5 cents is added to the Cultivating Change fund. Pro*Act distributors purchased more 1.4 million packages from Greener Fields Together farms, resulting in $75,000 in total grant awards, according to the website.