Since 2007 Whole Foods Market has loaned $10 million to local food producers like Austin’s Texas Pie Company. Yesterday they committed another $15 million. Good news indeed.
Whole Foods Market offers loans to small businesses that meet Whole Foods’ quality standards through their Local Producer Loan Program. Loans range from $1,000 to $100,000.
Now is the time for small farmers to apply for grants. A number of organizations offer grants ranging from a few hundred dollars to several thousand. Every grant has different [ … ]