For Farm and Food Entrepreneurs


Are you a farm or local 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 (PVGIF) has financing available for equipment, working capital, startup expenses, and more.  PVGIF 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 more. 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. Complete our brief Pre-Application to begin the process. Looking for private investors? We can help with that too. (Is your business non-farm based such as a bakery or a restaurant? Check out the PVGIF criteria to see if you qualify. Email with any questions.)

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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 PVGIF Pre-Application 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.

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Ready to complete a PVGrows Investment Fund Pre-Application?

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

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Some of the businesses that we have helped include:

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Click here to learn more about all of our borrowers.

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