Cian Dalzell (Three Maples Market Garden) is a farmer with experience providing planning, record-keeping, and financial analysis for small new and beginning farmers. He has years of experience in produce and grocery wholesale and retail, including farm-stand and CSA sales channels. Cian offers coaching on Wednesday evenings at 8 and 8:30 PM.
Brian Zweig is a business consultant with many years of experience helping farms and small businesses of all types. He works with both beginning and established businesses and is able to support complex operations. Brian offers coaching on Friday mornings at 10 and 10:30 AM.
Julia Shanks is Carrot’s Senior Business Advisor. She has an MBA and is the author of the acclaimed “The Farmer’s Office” and training program “The Farmers Edge.” Julia supports food system businesses of many kinds, both local and national, including farmers, food processors and restaurants. Julia offers coaching on Monday afternoons at 3 and 3:30 PM.
Each ½ hour slot (limited to one per business at this time) requires pre-registration at least 24 hours in advance. This will help us better schedule sessions if demand is high. Click the link below and register for the day and time of your choice.
The Carrot Project provides financing and business assistance so farm and food enterprises thrive. We offer programs for loans and financial technical assistance for farm and food enterprises. Services are available to farm, forestry and fishery businesses, and to processing, distribution and storage enterprises with any type of local agricultural product for those who may not be able to obtain financing elsewhere including startups and beginning farmers.
Services may be free or cost-shared depending on your location and can include: