Food Security Infrastructure Grants! Bridge Financing Available!
First: Apply for a MA Food Security Infrastructure Grant by September 15thSecond: Apply for Bridge Financing from PVGIF or MFTP MA Food Security Infrastructure Grant Program Great Opportunity! Massachusetts launched the Food Security Infrastructure Grant Program to support the local food system during this challenging time. Eligible proposals include, but are not limited to, projects seeking to: ... Read More
PVGrows Investment Fund Seeking Community Investors
We are excited to announce that the PVGrows Investment Fund is half way to reaching its $2.5 million goal to support the local food system! The three-year-old Pioneer Valley Grows Investment Fund (PVGIF) provides financing and technical assistance to farm and food businesses through community investments and has marked a major milestone — $1.25 million raised... Read More
News from the PVGrows Race in the Food System Working Group
We are gathering on Thursday, December 15th, from 4:00-6:00pm, at the UCC of Holyoke, 300 Appleton Street (between Maple and High Streets). Please join us. We will provide soup, bread, and child-care. RSVP to let us know you’re coming: firstname.lastname@example.org. We have heard from a number of you who, like us, are struggling to understand the... Read More
PVGrows Investment Fund Update — Support for Local Farm and Food Businesses
The PVGrows Investment Fund (PVGIF) has made several loans since we launched last fall, thanks in large part to the support from our community of investors. Read below to learn about the first crop of farm and food businesses receiving financing from our community investment vehicle. As you will notice, these businesses represent the diversity of what... Read More
Hope in the Next Generation of Farmers
Choosing to be a farmer does not guarantee fame, fortune or glamour. In fact, it’s often the opposite – isolating hard work for an unreliable cash flow and dirt between your nails. While farmers may not typically get much recognition for their efforts, here in the Pioneer Valley they are celebrities. Our local farmers put... Read More
Register Today for the PVGrows Forum on March 9th!
The 2016 PVGrows Forum is three weeks away! Please join us March 9th at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, Mass. from Noon – 5pm. This year, the Forum centers around the topic “Local Food, Healthy Communities.” Register Today! The 2016 PVGrows Forum will examine the ways in which health and local food are connected, and... Read More
Save the Date: PVGrows Forum, March 9th in Holyoke!
Save the Date! The 2016 PVGrows Forum will be held Wednesday, March 9th at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, MA. This year, the forum centers around the topic “Local Food, Healthy Communities.” We hope you’ll join us. [media-credit id=1 align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit] The 2016 PVGrows Forum will examine the ways in which health and local food... Read More
The PVGrows Investment Fund introduces a new way to invest in our local food system
We are pleased to announce the launch of the PVGrows Investment Fund’s new community investment vehicle. The opportunity is now open to individuals, institutions and foundations who are interested in investing in building a healthier food system. Your investment will provide the important financing necessary for local farm and food businesses to grow their businesses.... Read More
Slow Money Pioneer Valley Entrepreneur Showcase, Thursday, October 1st, 5-8pm
Registration is now open for Slow Money Pioneer Valley’s Entrepreneur Showcase. Join us and register now. The 2015 Entrepreneur Showcase will bring together the area’s most forward-thinking entrepreneurs, investors and interested community members, who are ready to support them, under the shared vision of creating a more sustainable food system. The resulting event is a... Read More
Slow Money Pioneer Valley Entrepreneur Showcase on October 1st!
Save the date! Slow Money Pioneer Valley invites you to an Entrepreneur Showcase on Thursday, October 1st at 5pm @ the Smith Conference Center. Farm and food entrepreneurs apply now! Click here for more information on how to apply. Applications are due by Friday, August 28th, to email@example.com. The event will feature 4 to 6 entrepreneurs focused on the... Read More