Farmer & The Bell

Applicant Name

April Lawrence & Benjamin Pauly

Applicant Organization

Farmer & the Bell LLC

Phone Number

8022912029

Mailing Address

78 South St.

Front Porch

Woodstock

Vermont

05091

Organization Website

Grant Request Summary

It is very much our desire to bring donuts, drip coffee and light bites to the Woodstock business district. We look forward to serving the vibrant local community as well as tourists. In order for this to happen, we need a space with a commercial kitchen that has a hood. Such a space does not currently exist, unfortunately.

We are in process of designing a commercial kitchen to put into an existing space that is a blank box. It has become clear that a commercial kitchen is quite expensive, the hood/exhaust system being the largest ticket item. Any grant money received would be put into the equiptment needed for said kitchen. This kitchen would remain and be a part of Woodstock for future restaurants to set up shop and call home.

Project Budget

$10,000 - $14,999

Desired Grant Amount

$10,000 - $14,999

Other Funding Sources

We will take out small business loans and personal investment

Project Timeframe

We would like to be up and running by July 1st of 2022

How will this project benefit the economic and community development of Woodstock?

Our goal for Farmer & the Bell is to make Woodstock a destination for food, retail and experience while creating a hub for locals to enjoy. We look forward to revitalizing the downtown with new food offerings that brings an energy that inspires both hyper local, surrounding towns and tourists alike. We look forward to supporting and telling the story of local farms and businesses though our ingredients and offerings.

Which EDC Working Grouop Objectives does your project best support?

Attracting New Businesses (Attracting businesses to Woodstock)

Other Objectives

Project Collaborations

Additional Comments