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Food & Farm Microloan
The Grain Train and Crosshatch have partnered to support the local food and farm economy by providing microloans for farmers and food entrepreneurs.
Microloan applications ARE NOW CLOSED.
WE WILL REOPEN IN LATE 2019
WHO IS eligible?
This project aims to enhance an existing local food or farming venture or to help start a new one within the counties of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet and Otsego. The ideal candidate will propose an idea that would boost a farm or food business and elevate the region’s local food system. Applicants using sustainable practices are strongly encouraged, but proposals are not limited to particular practices or scale.
Oryana Community Co-op is funding our expanded southwest region:
Grain Train Natural Foods Market is funding our original northeast region:
USES FOR LOAN
essential tools for the farm or food business
materials, land, livestock, or infrastructure essential to the operation
marketing and distribution
value-added product production
processing, packaging, marketing for farm products
$500 - $10,000
repayment terms dependent on loan size
0% interest rate
no application fee
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Daniel Marbury at (231) 622-5252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.