New Ventures Maine Midcoast Center Awards Mini Grant

Owners of Apple Creek Farm standing in a field
Jake Galle and Abby Sadauckas. Photography by Blue Horse Photography

The Midcoast Center for New Ventures Maine awarded a marketing mini grant in the amount of $1,000.00 to Apple Creek Farm in Bowdoinham.  The farm is a MOFGA certified, second generation organic farm operated by Abby Sadauckas and Jake Galle.

Apple Creek Farm’s mission is to care for the land and the community through thoughtful stewardship. The farm produces certified organic, grass-fed beef, lamb and goat, as well as pasture-raised, certified organic poultry (broilers, geese and turkeys) and free-range certified organic eggs. Other livestock and value-added products include: hay, wool, cashmere, sheepskins and goat hides.  All farm animals are raised with the utmost care for their health, keeping them free of hormones and antibiotics, providing them quality pastures and hay.

Apple Creek Farm products are sold locally in the Midcoast year-round at farmers markets and local food retailers.  Sadauckas and Galle love raising healthy animals to nourish their community.

Owners of Apple Creek Farm standing with a cow in the woods
Jake Galle and Abby Sadauckas
Photography by Blue Horse Photography

The marketing mini grant will support a minor website redesign for the farm and will allow the farm to build brand collateral to implement a year-round marketing strategy that includes season-specific marketing materials.  The targeted marketing collateral will support farmers market sales, blog content and social media posts of the farm.

New Ventures Maine is a statewide organization serving all sixteen Maine counties from nine centers and outreach sites. New Ventures Maine offers skills development and support in the areas of career planning, entrepreneurship and financial management.

For more information on marketing mini-grants as well as other programs, classes, and resources for small businesses, visit newventuresmaine.org

New Ventures Maine Midcoast mini grant program is made possible by the generosity of Norway Savings Bank.