Franklin County Community Development Corporation
2007 Local Hero Awardee
Franklin County Community Development Corporation (CDC) in Greenfield offers ongoing workshops and training in e-business and business planning to farmers. The CDC’s Lending Program has made loans to farmers, and food businesses, including many local restaurants that use local products. The CDC’s commercial kitchen is open to area farmers who use it to create value-added farm products such as jams, pickles and salsa. These services have helped farmers move into new markets, thereby increasing farm viability.