Vermont Farm Fund
The Vermont Farm Fund is a partnership between Pete’s Greens in Craftsbury and the Center for an Agricultural Economy and was inspired by the outpouring of support Pete's Greens received as a result of statewide community efforts and individual donations when word got out that the farm's barn, which housed its processing facility and storage crops, burned to the ground in January 2011.
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The VFF is a revolving loan fund for Vermont farmers, food and agricultural producers, consisting of two loan programs - the Emergency Program and the Innovative Program.
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.
Examples of Qualifying Applicants:
- Business and/or financial planning for diversifing product lines
- Development of a new crop, product, process or market
- new kinds of infrastructure and equipment that would increase the amount of local food or local ingredients in a commonly used product
- Loss of buildings, animals, equipment, greenhouses, hay fields to fire, flood or hail damage (Emergency)
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