The PVGrows Investment Fund

Are you a farm or food entrepreneur located in the Pioneer Valley?

Does your farm or food business need financing to help you break through to the next level?

If so, the PVGrows Investment Fund can help you finance and develop your business.

The PVGrows Investment Fund (the Fund) has financing available for equipment, working capital, startup expenses, and more.  The Fund is designed as an alternative for borrowers who may not qualify for more traditional bank financing.  We offer competitive interest rates, flexible terms, and loan amounts ranging from $1,000 to $250,000.  Loans are available for all types of local farm and food businesses– farms, restaurants, food retailers, food processors, wholesalers, and others.

By providing us with some basic information about your business and financing needs, we will first consider you for a loan from the PVGrows Investment Fund, or, if necessary, help you find the right fit with one of our four partner lenders– each of which is experienced in financing local farm and food businesses.  Looking for private investors?  We can help with that too. Complete our inquiry form to get the process started.

Do you have ideas about how to grow your business but need help developing your plans?

We can connect you to the necessary business assistance to get you ready for financing.  Businesses that complete an inquiry form will be considered for business development services such as developing a business plan, regulatory compliance, marketing, and management assistance up to $10,000 in value.  Learn more about our Business Assistance Program.

Ready to complete a PVGrows Fund Inquiry Form?

Completing this brief form gets the process started.  Inquiry Forms are reviewed monthly, and your information is kept confidential.  Click here for the Inquiry Form.

Some of the businesses that have received assistance from PVGrows include:


The Alvah StonePioneer Valley/New England Growers Co-opRiver Valley MarketCity Fresh FoodsArtisan Beverage CooperativeRiverSutter MeatsValley MaltReal Pickles

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The Fund is administered by the Franklin County Community Development Corporation.  Learn more about the history of the PVGrows Investment Fund.