Marketing Mini-grant Awarded in Western Region

Woman harvesting lettuce
Keena Tracy of Little Ridge Farm

Little Ridge Farm of Lisbon Falls Maine has been selected as New Ventures Maine’s fall 2020 Western Maine Marketing Mini-grant recipient. This business was the unanimous winner selected from a strong group of applicants from Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties.

Little Ridge Farm was founded in 2007 by Keena Tracy. It is a certified organic farm with the mission of providing fresh healthful food for the community while maintaining healthy soils, environment and self. They grow and sell mixed fruit and vegetables, and raise turkeys, beef cows and pigs for meat.  They sell their products through community supported agriculture (CSA), online, at farmer’s market, to restaurants and the Good Shepard Food Bank.The New Ventures Maine Marketing Mini-grant will be used for a targeted campaign to promote their online sales platform,   Lisbon FarmDrop and additional pop-up farmer’s markets in 2021. Little Ridge Farm manages this platform for themselves and 16 other farm vendors. This online platform is helping to meet the increased demand for low-contact purchasing of local food products during COVID19.    

New Ventures Maine’s Marketing Mini-Grant program aims to strengthen access to markets for micro-businesses. We are thankful to Norway Savings Bank for their support of this program.
Congratulations Keena Tracy and Little Ridge Farm!