ANCA’s Local Farm Challenge has a simple goal: to help local farms grow.
On Giving Tuesday, your gift will be matched up to $5,000 toward our SOIL Loan Fund. This loan fund will provide zero-interest loans to farmers and food producers for things like new fencing, seeds livestock, or a much-needed tractor or barn.
Farmers need capital to grow their businesses - and support their families, their staff and our communities. Accessing loans is difficult for these types of businesses. The SOIL Loan Fund delivers affordable, flexible capital coupled with technical assistance to ensure success. We are working with Foodshed Capital, a Community Development Financial Institution, to deliver the SOIL Loan Fund to our farming community.
With your help, the SOIL Loan fund will be an ongoing source of patient capital for Adirondack North Country farms and food businesses - increasing their resilience and the health of our local food system.
Thanks for joining us!