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Rachel Schattman, Bella Farm, Monkton VT, 2012 Business Assistance Recipient
The public’s growing interest in local food production and concern over global energy dependencies mean that a regionally focused agricultural network consisting of a variety of farms is possible. Presently, however, agriculture is barely reflected in socially responsible investing, which grew to $2.71 trillion in 2008, according to the Social Investment Forum.
The Carrot Project is among the first vehicles utilizing investment dollars from social investors and putting them to work to help rebuild a sustainable food system. The Carrot Project is employing a community investment model to address the financing needs of small- and mid-size sustainable farmers in the northeast U.S.
-Eric Becker, Clean Yield Asset Management in Spring 2010, Green Money Journal On-line
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