Innovation Prize

Carrot Cache $1,000 Innovation Prize

The Carrot Cache Innovation Prize is back for a 5th year at the EFAO Conference!

Now’s your time to show-off!  A $1,000 prize will be awarded for innovative, low cost solutions to planting, harvesting, and managing food grown on an Ontario urban or rural organic farm. Farmers can share proven, creative ways already in use on-farm to build financial and environmental sustainability.  Feel free to send details about the Innovation Prize to anyone you think has an innovation worth sharing.  Do you know someone who is too humble to nominate their own innovations?  You can nominate a fellow farmer-innovator.  We’d love to see any tried-and-tested innovations.

Ideas will be displayed at the conference and the winner will be selected by conference attendees.  The winner will be announced after lunch on Thursday December 6th.

Describe your or your nominee’s innovation and how it has been used for saving time, money or energy on an Ontario urban or rural organic farm. Farmers or nominators should submit a short description (2 paragraphs or less), at least one photo, and an estimated cost breakdown of the project.  Information should be sent in a Word document titled “innovation prize_farm name” to with innovation prize in the subject field.

Email submissions are due by Monday November 26th. Conference attendees can alternately bring 2 copies of a 1 page printout to submit at registration on by 9am on Wednesday December 5th.


Important note: The Innovation Prize is not a bursary, and you do not need to attend the conference to enter. It’s a $1,000 cash prize from The Carrot Cache that will be awarded at the conference. It is meant for tried-and-tested innovations on any type of organic farm in Ontario.