Food & Farm Microloan

The application deadline is February 14, 2022.
The Grain Train Natural Foods Market, Oryana Community Co-op, and Crosshatch have partnered to support the local food and farm economy in Northern Michigan by providing microloans for farmers and food entrepreneurs. This project aims to enhance an existing local food or farming venture or to help start a new one in Northwest Lower Michigan. 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. Applicants may request $500 to $10,000, based on evidence of project potential, with negotiable repayment terms and 0% interest.