The Carrot Project Agriculture Fund is a partnership between The Carrot Project and Vermont Community Loan Fund, designed to meet the needs of producers and processors that serve markets in Vermont or nearby states.
Application Deadline: Always the 1st of the month or the next business day if the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday.
You may submit your financials in any format, but if you would prefer a template for your financial statements, you may download one below.
To be considered for a loan, farms and food system enterprises must meet the following qualifications:
Food System Enterprises
Business involved in processing, storage or distribution of agricultural products are eligible if:
Eligible Uses of Loan
If any of the following apply to your situation, this program is not suitable for you at this time.
If you have questions about how to complete the application or application process, or would like someone to sit down and walk you through the application, please contact Benneth Phelps at 413.650.6151 or bphelps(at)thecarrotproject.org.
Farm Financial Templates - Free Downloads
We've developed these free templates specifically for small farm financial planning. Use them for general or annual financial planning, to accompany a business plan, or to meet the requirements for historical and projected "Income Statements" and "Cash Flow Statements" as listed on The Carrot Project's loan application checklist. The monthly and yearly templates can be used together or independently; the monthly templates are most useful for looking at the past or future 12 months of your business in detail, while the yearly templates are most useful for summarizing your cash flow projections 2 and 3 years into the past or future.