Help JMF Win a $250,000 Grant

by Susan on June 8, 2012

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 https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com/ 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.

{ 56 comments }

1 Anne June 8, 2012 at 9:05 am

Great opportunity for Juniper Moon Farm. Voted!

2 Anna June 8, 2012 at 9:20 am

Done!

3 Virginia June 8, 2012 at 9:20 am

Voted! That wasn’t hard at all, and just for logging in, they added $5 to their fund. Fingers crossed!

4 Tanya June 8, 2012 at 9:22 am

Done and done :) Good luck, y’all!

5 Sarah V. June 8, 2012 at 9:27 am

Voted! Wonderful. Anything to support the farm, always. I hope you all know how much joy you bring to people through all your hard work (most of which, I know, we don’t even know about). Every day. You make things that are deeply cherished by your community.

ANYWAY, may you be chosen for the grant! :)

6 Johanna June 8, 2012 at 9:32 am

Of course you have my vote! Done!

7 Melissa June 8, 2012 at 9:38 am

Done! You’re a fifth of the way there!

8 Rachel June 8, 2012 at 9:45 am

Voted- took all of 30 seconds.

9 Karin June 8, 2012 at 10:07 am

So exciting. 66 votes already. So deserving and exciting.

10 laurie June 8, 2012 at 10:13 am

Voted! up to 68 votes- you’ll reach 250 in no time!

11 Bonnie June 8, 2012 at 10:38 am

Easy breezy. My vote was #86!

12 Kay from Bedford, VA June 8, 2012 at 10:39 am

I voted! 84 votes so far.

13 Kelly S June 8, 2012 at 10:45 am

Added in my vote! Good luck!

14 Vicki June 8, 2012 at 10:46 am

Done!

15 Beth June 8, 2012 at 10:47 am

I’ve voted for JMF. Good luck! This would be a great opportunity.

16 Amy P. June 8, 2012 at 10:54 am

Good Luck!

17 Jenna June 8, 2012 at 11:10 am

Done! Juniper Moon is now at 109 votes!

18 chackler June 8, 2012 at 11:17 am

Check!

19 cbseitz June 8, 2012 at 11:45 am

Just voted–wasn’t bad at all. An easy way to help.

20 Tracy Wells June 8, 2012 at 11:52 am

Done! Juniper Moon is up to 123 votes now.

21 Trixie June 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm

125 — half way there!!

22 Suzy L June 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Done and done!! As of my vote you guys already have 131 votes!

23 Vismajor June 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Done! Good luck to all y’all! :)

24 Fiona K June 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Done!

25 Bonnie June 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Done! Good luck!

26 Beth Schmidt June 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

You got my vote! #139. Best of luck!

27 Carla June 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Done!!

28 dr rona thau June 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm

VOTED!

29 Rebecca Adcock June 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Voted # 153 over half way there, Good Luck no one deserves it more!!!

30 nursenikkiknits June 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Done! Good luck, wouldn’t it be awesome…

31 babs707 June 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Can’t do it from work, and I’ll bet you’ll be over the threshold by the time I get home, but I’ll vote this weekend anyway!

32 Erin June 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Easy peasey, we’re at 164! No need to stop when we hit 250, right?

33 Susan June 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Exactly Erin! I’d like to get as many votes as we can.

34 Maureen J (mljan) June 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I broke my vow never to join facebook in order to vote, but it’s done. Good luck.

35 Maureen J (mljan) June 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Oh yes, the count was 208.

36 Cathy June 8, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Over 200!

37 SaraGL June 8, 2012 at 8:20 pm

It wasn’t so bad… Zac did a great job! You’re close (I was #232) so you should be in within minutes!
Good luck on the next phase…

38 Lesley June 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I was vote 240 – woohoo!!!

39 Betsey June 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Happy to help! i was vote #241 – only 9 more to go!!

40 Andrea June 8, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I was #244 – come on y’all – just 6 more votes!

41 Jenn Mc. June 8, 2012 at 9:26 pm

I voted just now. There were 244 votes. Almost there!!!

42 JanetMc June 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Up to 249 just now! WOO! HOO!!

43 PS June 8, 2012 at 9:58 pm

#250 …… go JMF !

44 Susan (sjanova) June 8, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Yay, 251

45 LisaB June 9, 2012 at 12:16 am

270 now – yay!

46 Mike June 9, 2012 at 3:54 am

I’m number 278!!!!
It’s a very special number.
Why?
Cuz it’s mine!

:)

47 jamie June 9, 2012 at 7:23 am

Done! Close to 300!!!

48 Terry June 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Over 300 now. Happy to help.

49 Susan in NY June 9, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Done! And it looks as if you are standing at 310 votes at last count! Yeah!

50 Lorena June 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Done!!!

51 Sandye June 9, 2012 at 9:31 pm

I voted!

52 Judy aka lamazeteacher June 10, 2012 at 2:13 am

Terrific, you’ve got the numbers to get into the finals. I was very happy to vote and share it on facebook to all my friends who constantly hear me sing the praises of JMF!

53 Meredith June 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Always happy to support the farm!

54 Bill Horvath II June 11, 2012 at 2:21 am

Done! Good luck, and don’t buy the farm when you buy the farm, if you know what I mean.

55 Wiley Cox June 12, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I voted! (Yes, for you guys!)

56 brianne June 15, 2012 at 12:46 am

Just voted!!

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