Grow your farm-to-table business. Farms, restaurants, producers and other small local food businesses can apply for loans through our Local Food Fund.
Is the Local Food Fund right for your business?
Our Local Food Fund brings flexible finance and industry experience to your table. With 15+ years of funding local food entrepreneurs, we understand your needs— and more importantly, the value of your work. So we’ll help you build a loan that keeps you focused on what matters.
Because the Fund stands behind our local food mission, we get extra flexible to support small business owners like:
- Farmers: Your business is seasonal. Shouldn’t your financing be? We can help you build terms to fit your crop calendar, like a repayment break in your slow months.
- Small food producers: You want to be able to put quality first. We want to invest in your craftsmanship, because we know that mastering artisanal flavor pays off.
- Farm-to-table restaurants: You take the extra planning and care to build a menu around fresh food. We know it can be a challenge— but like you, we believe it’s worth it.
Did we mention we also give our borrowers business coaching and support? We’re with you all the way (and that means we don’t sell your loan, either.)
Let’s talk about how we can partner to get you the funds and tools you need to grow, craft and source the highest-quality ingredients.
Still not sure? Just reach out. We’re happy to let you know if you’re a fit for the program, and give you advice either way.
Every loan is different, but exploring the stories from our other local food borrowers or reviewing our general loan FAQ might help you get an idea of what to expect.
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