Help JMF Win a $250,000 Grant

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. Great opportunity for Juniper Moon Farm. Voted!

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

  3. Done and done :) Good luck, y’all!

  4. 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! :)

  5. Of course you have my vote! Done!

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

  7. Voted- took all of 30 seconds.

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

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

  10. Easy breezy. My vote was #86!

  11. Kay from Bedford, VA

    June 8, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I voted! 84 votes so far.

  12. Added in my vote! Good luck!

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

  14. Good Luck!

  15. Done! Juniper Moon is now at 109 votes!

  16. Check!

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

  18. Done! Juniper Moon is up to 123 votes now.

  19. 125 — half way there!!

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

  21. Done! Good luck to all y’all! :)

  22. Done!

  23. Done! Good luck!

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

  25. Rebecca Adcock

    June 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm

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

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

  27. 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!

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

  29. 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.

  30. Maureen J (mljan)

    June 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Oh yes, the count was 208.

  31. Over 200!

  32. 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…

  33. I was vote 240 – woohoo!!!

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

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

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

  37. Up to 249 just now! WOO! HOO!!

  38. #250 …… go JMF !

  39. Susan (sjanova)

    June 8, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Yay, 251

  40. 270 now – yay!

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

    :)

  42. Done! Close to 300!!!

  43. Over 300 now. Happy to help.

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

  45. Done!!!

  46. I voted!

  47. 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!

  48. Always happy to support the farm!

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

  50. I voted! (Yes, for you guys!)

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