Vermont Farm Fund - Emergency and Innovation Agricultural Loans


Pete Johnson from Pete's Greens started the Vermont Farm FundFamily-owned and certified organic, Stony Pond Farm applied for a VFF loan to bring their cash flow back in line with an aggressive innovation plan.Jericho Settlers Farm received an Emergency Loan from the VFF after Tropical Storm IreneScout's Honor Ice Cream received an innovation loan from the Vermont Farm FundSweet Rowen Farmstead received an Emergency Loan from the Vermont Farm Fund after a fire broke out at their processing facility
Pete Johnson
Though still recovering financially from their own disaster, Pete’s Greens paid forward a large sum of the donations they had received into the new Vermont Farm Fund.
Stony Pond Farm
Family-owned and certified organic, Stony Pond Farm applied for a VFF loan to bring their cash flow back in line with an aggressive innovation plan.
Jericho Settlers Farm
When the rain from tropical storm Irene unexpectedly caused the Winooski to rise, it put the farm's livestock in peril and decimated their root crop harvest.
Scout's Honor Ice Cream
When they were ready to expand their sales channels, Scout's Honor's owners turned to the Vermont Farm Fund for an Innovation Loan.
Sweet Rowen Farmstead
An Emergency Loan helped build a new creamery on family land after a freak fire destroyed their leased bottling facility.
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The Center for an Agricultural Economy VFF Partner

Pete's Greens - Vermont Farm Fund Partner

Lending for a New Economy

In partnership with The Center for an Agricultural Economy, The Vermont Farm Fund provides no-hassle, friendly-term loans 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.

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It Began With a Barn Fire . . .

The VFF was inspired by the outpouring of support Pete's Greens received after the farm's barn burned to the ground in January 2011. Read more >>



MEET OUR LOAN RECIPIENTS
Jersey Girls Dairy - Emergency Loan Recipient

JERSEY GIRLS DAIRY

Tropical Storm Irene nearly destroyed all that Lisa Kaiman had built at Jersey Girls Dairy over the previous twelve years. An Emergency Loan from the Vermont Farm Fund helped stabilize the farm and enabled Lisa to continue with plans to install a pasteurizing system.
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Harlow Farm - Emergency Loan Recipient

HARLOW FARM

When the Connecticut River overflowed its levies the morning after Tropical Storm Irene, a makeshift damn couldn't stop the flood waters from ruining all the crops at Harlow Farm. A fast Emergency Loan from the VFF helped get the farm through the winter.
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I don't know what we would have done after Irene without the VFF loan. Having the money fast and being able to make our first payment 12 months later really helped us get back on our feet.
Aaron Locker, Kingsbury Farm

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