Fiddle Head Farm - New Processing House
Name: Fiddlehead Farm
Description of Project: In the spring of 2014 Fiddlehead Farm used Carrot Cache funds to finance the construction of a new processing house. The new 20’ x 18’ shelter houses two wash tubs, a greens spinner, a hand wash station, and a spray table as well as storage for all of their marketing and packing supplies.
Impact: The improvements in efficiency were immediate. Not only did the new facility make it possible to leave supplies at the processing site, it also increased the space and number of people able to work at the processing house at a given time. Hoses, drains, and power were put in place to ensure ease of use and minimal cleaning at the end of the harvest day. The resulting improvements in workflow were critical to the farm’s success going forward.
Relevant Numbers: The previous processing tent could only accommodate two or three people at a time whereas now upward of six to eight people can easily work around tables set up in the new processing facility.
Quotes: “We are grateful to Carrot Cache for your support in the evolution of our small farm and will move forward more effectively because of it.”
We are grateful to Carrot Cache for your support in the evolution of our small farm and will move forward more effectively because of it.