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A program of the Center for an Agricultural Economy

Vermont Farm Fund

The Vermont Farm Fund is a program of the CAE, in partnership with Pete's Greens. We provide no-hassle, friendly-term loansMan Woman Farm to local farmers and food producers. A true revolving loan fund, as the community of recipients pays back their loans, funds are replenished for the next cycle of borrowers.

  • We take pride in the borrowers across the state who have used this Fund, and are paying back for the next borrower! Read our BORROWER STORIES here.
  • Are YOU interested in applying for a loan? You should read about the different program and download the APPLICATION here.
  • Learn more about this history of this innovative financing mechanism and how it began. Read the STORY here.

When a producer pays back their loan, that money is put back into circulation so that another producer in need can take advantage of the funds. Our applications and loans are reviewed, overseen and processed in partnership with an advisory committee that live and work all over Vermont. Our VFF Committee have agricultural, community, business and financial backgrounds.

For more information please visit Or, contact our Program Manager, Nancy Baron, directly at 802-560-3099.