Congratulations to the 2024 Lakewinds Organic Field Fund (LOFF) grant recipients! LOFF is our co-op’s grant program focused on supporting the local sustainable farming community. This year, we awarded over $100,000 in LOFF grants to 14 local farms. We’re proud to announce this year’s recipients, and we wish them great success as they work on their projects.

The Beez Kneez

Grantsburg, WI

$4,495 to purchase a steam-powered, manual uncapper for harvesting honey.

Caliton Ntahompagaze

Kragnes, MN

$8,000 to purchase a walk behind tractor with implements.

Drift’s Edge Livestock

Mauston, WI

$8,000 to install a deep-bedded winter shelter for their pastured pigs.

Farm Sol

Saginaw, MN

$8,000 to build a new pack shed.

Growing Lots

Wheeler, WI

$8,000 to construct a walk-in cooler.

Hope Farm

Dennison, MN

$8,000 to install a well on their farmland.

Jóia Food & Fiber Farm

Charles City, IA

$8,000 to construct two mobile water and shade units for their livestock.

Naima’s Farm

Dalbo, MN

$8,000 to establish electricity on their farmland.

North Circle Seeds

Vergas, MN

$8,000 to install a deer fence.

Northwood Mushrooms

Clayton, WI

$8,000 to complete indoor grow facilities for their mushrooms.

Prairie Drifter Farm

Litchfield, MN

$8,000 to make greenhouse upgrades.

Sacred Blossom Farm

Mondovi, WI

$6,800 to construct a new greenhouse and make upgrades to their irrigation system.

Twin Organics

Northfield, MN

$5,439 to convert their tomato and cucumber trellis system to a compostable clip system.

Yawelyahsi·Yó· Farm

Marine on St. Croix, MN

$6,478 to purchase caterpillar tunnels, tarps, and compost.