Announcing Our 2023 Seed Grant Winners!

Photo courtesy of FreshOrr Family Farm

This spring, thirty-eight mini-grants totaling more than $14,000 were awarded to businesses, individuals, organizations, and municipalities located in the nine-county area served by Ohio’s Winding Road. Ohio’s Winding Road seed grants are all under $700 and designed to fill in gaps or jumpstart local projects or businesses. Here are the winners:

ABC Players

Annie Warmke

Athens Conservancy

Bellavenue Manor

Burr Oak Getaways

Butchers Bites


Cork & Tap

East of Shade Farm

Fairfield County Heritage Association

Federal Valley Resource Center

Flux & Function

FreshORR Family Farm

Grassy Hills Farm

Green Edge Garden

Happy Hollow Brewing

Invisible Ground

Jamie McNabb

Majestic Galleries

Meigs County Farmer’s Market

Milk House Cottage

Mushbloom Gardens

Old Bridge Brewing

Paper Circle

Passion Works

Porters Pumpkins

Primitive Mud Pottery

Red Tail Designs

Root 56 Farm

Sacred Waves

Shawnee Farmer’s Market

Squirrel Scout Outdoor School


The Village Vault

Trouvaille Farm

Village Fitness

Village of Chauncey

Zanesville-Western Scenic RR

This is the fifth year for the seed grant program and each year the number of applications and variety of projects has continued to grow. Grants have funded such things as promotional and marketing materials, including signage, labels, website updates and other print materials, local food production, fine art posters, gardening supplies and plants, farming equipment, and art supplies. Each of these projects was funded based on their intent and ability to increase and improve the experience economy in the Ohio’s Winding Road target area. Seed grant recipients also receive increased marketing for their business or project through features on the Ohio’s Winding Road website, on social media and/or in the newsletters.

Funds for the seed grant program are provided through The Sugarbush Foundation and managed by Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area. To learn more about Ohio’s Winding Road, the seed grant program, see a complete list of seed grant recipients and read additional stories highlighting the region visit, on Facebook and on Instagram.

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