Can I ask a favor? Juniper Moon Farm has applied for an enormous grant from Chase Bank and Living Social. They are awarding 12 grants of $250,000 each to small businesses. As you can imagine, that kind of cash infusion would be a great for the farm, allowing us to start a small dairy and creamery for the purpose of making artisanal cheeses, and to at long last purchase a farm of our very own. (We currently lease.)

We need 250 votes to get into the finals but the voting process is a bit…cumbersome. You must have a Facebook account to vote- it looks like they are using Facebook verification to keep people from voting multiple times.

It only takes about five minutes to vote and Zac has kindly written a step-by-step voting guide, complete with screen shots.

To vote you to go to where you log in on the bottom right of the page.

To log in you have to use your Facebook account (this is their system to try and prevent people from voting more than once). First this one will pop-up:

Followed by:

Once logged in all you have to do is scroll down and then search for “Juniper Moon Farm” in Palmyra Virginia. Then finally you can vote for us!

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. I know it’s kind of a pain in the rump! On June 30, 2012, the entries that have reached the 250 vote threshold will move on the finals. The winners will be selected by a committee, so we won’t know if we won for a while but it’s definitely worth going for.

We’ll keep you up-to-date on our progress.