The Carrot Project works at the forefront of change by helping to create a sustainable local farm and food economy.
Our work facilitates access to financing and business support so that today’s small farm and food businesses can grow into thriving, enduring enterprises.
We make long-term investments in the building blocks of the food system that contribute to healthful food for consumers, a replenished environment, and strengthened regional and local economies.
NEW MASSACHUSETTS LOAN FUND INCREASES ACCESS TO CAPITAL FOR EARLY STAGE FARMERS AND FOOD PROCESSORS ACROSS THE STATE
To help Massachusetts farmers and food processors access financing to start or grow their businesses, The Carrot Project has joined forces with the Franklin County Community Development Corporation to create the Massachusetts Farm & Food Loan Fund with financial backing provided by the Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture. The Carrot Project and the Franklin County CDC are thrilled with this new partnership, which will provide a greater number of farmers and food business owners across the state with access to financing. Read more.
Plough in the Stars, Ipswich, MA (photo: Katie Ring)
For more information about our work, download The Carrot Project 2015 Impact Report, a story in graphic form of our organization and some of the amazing farm and food businesses with whom we work.
Monthly Loan Deadlines!
The Hudson Valley & Western Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont loan programs now offer monthly loan deadlines the first of each month or the next business day, if it falls on a weekend or holiday. The Maine loan program accepts applicants on a rolling basis.
Turner Hill Malting Co., South Egremont, MA
Grass + Grit Farm, New Paltz, NY
Ironwood Farm, Ghent, NY
Maple Hollow Farm, New Salisbury CT
The Carrot Project's E-newsletter is sent out 3-4 times per year. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please send a message with your name, town/city, state, and if you are a farmer to info @ thecarrotproject.org.
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