Applying for a Local Producer Loan

Thank you for your interest in applying for a loan through the Local Producer Loan Program! We are currently accepting applications online.

Before starting an application, please explore the Local Producer Loan Program's web pages, where you can:

Remember, all successful applicants must:

  • Meet Whole Foods Market's Quality Standards

  • Use funds for expansion (e.g., buy more animals or new equipment/infrastructure, expand crops), not operating expenses

  • Meet Whole Foods Market's Animal Welfare Standards (if meat or dairy producer)

  • Have a viable business plan and adequate cash flow to service debt.

  • Provide all required supporting information, including personal and business tax returns, current and past financial statements, and details on all collateral and intended purchases.

If you meet the above requirements and feel you would be a good candidate please choose one of the links below based on the location of your business.

Location of Your Business

(Where your business is based)

Application Link

  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Oregon
  • Oklahoma
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Washington
Start the Online Application
All other states
(If your business is NOT based in the above states)
Start the Online Application