local food

our vision

  • An abundance of diverse and thriving food businesses
  • Farmers have access to productive land, permits, and markets
  • Locally sourced fruits, vegetables, grains, and meats available to food producers
  • Consumers, restaurants, and markets easily find locally produced foods
  • Working land stewardship of healthy soils, productive ecological farms and forests, diverse wildlife, and clean water.

what we offer

  • Flexible capital to grow more local food businesses - from producer to processor to consumer
  • Comprehensive assessment and customized advice from a diverse network of professionals


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loaned to farmers, food producers, fishers, and grocers

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technical assistance hours provided

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acres of working lands supported

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jobs affected

impact stories

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Resources and tools for farmers, food producers and markets

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new life for a family business


The owners of a generational family business, Polly's Pancake Parlor, say working with the Community Loan Fund gave them the courage, the focus, and the tools to renovate and expand their restaurant. As a result, Polly's is now open year-round and has created dozens of full-time jobs.

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contact us

We invite you to learn more, or apply for financing, if your company:

  • is located in New Hampshire or a neighboring state,
  • employs NH residents, and
  • has at least 12 months of operational revenues.

Submit a loan inquiry or call us at (603) 224-6669. Please include your name, the name of your company and a very brief description of what it does, the amount of your loan request, and the best way to reach you.

We value your time and typically respond within 48 hours.

If your company is not located in N.H., please consult the CDFI Locator to find a community development financial institution that covers your state.

If your company is a startup, please visit our Toolbox for helpful information.

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