Past Projects

Back to the Future Farms


The owner of Back to the Future Farms, a relatively new dairy farm business, was interested in establishing a milk processing plant so the farm could pasteurize its milk and sell it to customers at NYC Greenmarkets and local stores. Construction of a new building to house the bottling line was completed by the owners who then contacted HVADC seeking assistance in developing a grant application for funds to complete the project. HVADC worked with the owners to write a USDA Value-Added Producer Grant that would provide the necessary funding and working capital for their expansion project. Although the farm did not receive the grant, HVADC has been in contact with representatives from the USDA and is working to further develop the project plan to make the application more competitive in future rounds of funding.