Eagle Ridge Farm

Trumbull County Farm Bureau is thrilled to announce the successful launch of the New Farmer Expansion Grant, a $1,000 initiative generously supported by a local donor to assist new and beginning farmers in Trumbull County. This grant aims to alleviate operational costs for new farmers, covering essential expenses such as fuel, equipment, and land rent, thereby supporting their growth and sustainability.

Nathan ZimmetWe are pleased to announce Nathan Zimmet as the first deserving recipient of this grant. In 2022, Nathan and his wife embarked on their farming journey by founding Eagle Ridge Farm. Over the past few years, they have successfully cultivated 25 acres of sweet corn and half an acre of pick-your-own flowers. Their farm employs around 30 locals, including many Maplewood students, reflecting their commitment to community and local employment. Eagle Ridge Farm has built a strong community following due to their dedication to producing high-quality products at reasonable prices.

Nathan’s vision for Eagle Ridge Farm goes beyond production. He plans to expand the flower garden to create a new area for children to enjoy, and add five acres of sweet corn to meet increasing demand. However, rising input costs, including fuel, seed, fertilizer, and chemicals, have posed significant challenges to maintaining affordability while meeting this growing demand. The funds from the New Farmer Expansion Grant will help alleviate these financial pressures, enabling Nathan and his team to continue their expansion and enhance the farm’s offerings.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our generous donor for their support and congratulate Nathan on his well-deserved grant. Together, let’s continue cultivating a prosperous future for Trumbull County and beyond.

Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.
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