Canton woman seeks community support in voting contest to continue garlic farm she started with her deceased husband
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 9:40 am


CANTON -- A Canton woman who runs a garlic farm, is competing for a grant that could help her continue a tradition she began with her husband, David Clark, who recently passed away.

Anne Clark is seeking help from the community to secure a grant through an online competition put on by

The website will award 15 grants to small business across the United States. The first phase requires voting online, but only five days remain and she is outside of the top 50.

While the voting plays a factor in the competition, the next phase will be decided by judges.

To ensure she is considered in the next round Clark will need more votes.

A brief description of the project submitted by Clark follows.

"I wish I could hire seasonal workers. My husband and I started my garlic farming as a hobby and have grown it over the years into a small business. We had always done everything ourselves, but since my husband passed away, I am not able to do everything myself. By providing employment opportunities for students seeking summer jobs I would be giving back to the community that supported my husband and I through his battle against brain cancer."

Anne Clark’s husband, David, was a Lay Pastor for the Seven Steeples United Methodist Churches.

To vote for Clark's project visit

No registration is required and votes can be submitted daily.