Are you a local food producer, processor, market owner/ staff, co-op owner/ staff or other regional food entrepreneur that is committed to social values and community benefit goals and are looking for better access to capital?
The Local Food and Farm Co-Ops would like your input to ensure the Fair Finance Fund is sustainable and designed to meet the financial needs of the local food sector.
Between now and September 2018, you can fill out the survey here.
The Fair Finance Fund will be a revolving loan fund offering patient capital (long-term or negotiated rates) for local food and farm social enterprises. The Fair Finance Fund will build on seed capital to implement an ongoing investment opportunity for community-minded investors to support food that is grown, raised and processed in their own backyards.
The research is a coordinated by the Local Food and Farm Co-ops, with partners at the Rural Agri-Innovation Network/ SSMIC and the Greenbelt Fund. More information on the project can be found here.