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 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.