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Meet the GLFF Grantee

Polish Farmer

Emerging Grower


The Project

Grant funds helped purchase dry bean cleaning equipment, specifically a thresher and winnower, to increase efficiency and yields for this emerging farm business.

Environmental Impact

“Producing food more sustainably and locally are key elements to help mitigate climate change and strengthen food systems. Dry beans play a significant role in this, not only as a nutrient-dense and high-protein food but as a sustainable crop. Being a legume, they have the ability to fix their own nitrogen, which creates soil-building bacteria and increases organic matter. Beans also improve the physical properties of the soil through the protein glomalin. Glomalin serves as a “glue” that binds soil together into stable aggregates. These aggregates increase the porosity of the soil, which helps reduce erosion and crusting.”