Applying for a Local Producer Loan
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 current and past financial statements, organizational docs, and details on all collateral and intended purchases.
If you meet the above requirements and feel you would be a good candidate please start the online application here.