Windham Grows is a project of Strolling of the Heifers. It is a socially responsible accelerator that builds the farm and food sector by connecting socially conscious startup and growing businesses. The program provides critical services, resources, financing and business mentors.

Now accepting applications for the next cohort of farm & food entrepreneurs!

In the interest of creating equity in our food systems, the next Windham Grows cohort will be made up of BIPOC farmers and food entrepreneurs. 

How is Windham Grows Helping Food and Agriculture Entrepreneurs Through COVID-19 Economic Fallout?

Like many, we’ve spent the last few months trying to take care of our loved ones and neighbors through the health crisis that is COVID-19.

While the best way to slow the spread of the disease is social distancing, the unfortunate economic consequence is leading to the biggest economic slowdown since the great depression.

In response to the COVID crisis and with the help of sponsors like Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, TD Bank, The Thompson Trust, and WhistlePig we have launched a one to one business consulting program with a focus on recovery and resiliency.

The most immediate help we can offer is business counseling to rebound, recover and regain momentum. Over the last ten years there has been focus on business growth, the focus now is on adaptability to a rapidly changing market.

Most businesses are going through changes in:

• Customers
• Distribution channels
• Labor
• Procedures
• Marketing and Branding
• Financial Management

Our team of experts is providing consulting services to the larger community of food and agriculture businesses throughout the northeast free of charge thanks to our corporate sponsors and funders.

NEW: If you are a dairy farmer we can assist you with the new Vermont COVID-19 Agricultural Assistance Program.

To Learn More About Windham Grows Business Accelerator Click Below!

Offerings

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Mentorship

Entrepreneurship is not purely technical. With the emotional roller-coaster of high pressure decisions we all do better when we can consult with someone that has been there before.

Access to Experts

Subject matter experts in marketing, information technology, legal, financial, operations and quality control to help bring your ideas to life.

Capital Resources

We’ll connect you to resources like land, barns, production space, research space, retail testing space and more.

Investors

Windham Grows, along with our parent organization Strolling of the Heifers, has access to the top socially responsible investors focused on food and agriculture.
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Collaboration

A network of like-minded entrepreneurs to support you and keep you on track.
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Curriculum

Local education on the most important entrepreneurial practices of the day.

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