local food resources

We compliment our small business loans by partnering with organizations across the region to share ideas and knowledge and make connections that can help you advance your business.

  • Agriculture financiers
  • Working-lands-support organizations
  • Food-system builders
  • Farm-to-institution organizations
  • Agricultural-education organizations
  • Agricultural-research organizations

Our network of skilled private consultants have expertise in enterprise analysis, financial record-keeping and management, marketing, employee development, coaching, feasibility studies, niche production and other specialties.

Website provides food-safety inspections, audits, education and research, and technical services. Offers education experience in the baking industry to students worldwide.
A toolkit for farms and food businesses, designed to make the process of applying for a loan clear, transparent, and supportive
Online, interactive education system offering video teaching modules on areas of business that organizations need to survive and thrive, including business planning, strategic planning, finance, marketing, sales, team, communication, human resources, management, and leadership.
Six-state collaboration working to strengthen our regional food system by increasing the demand and use of New England food by New England institutions such as schools, government, corporations, hospitals and colleges.
Regional food systems learning/action network dedicated to advancing a sustainable New England food system.
Nonprofit organization developing, promoting and supporting diversity and innovation around farmland tenure.
University, state, and federal information and resources for small food businesses.
A working group bolstering the success of agricultural businesses by encouraging collaboration and learning among traditional and non-traditional lenders, and by helping businesses prepare and position themselves to access the kind of capital they need. Ongoing participants include the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, Farm Credit East, Yankee Farm Credit, Farm Service Agency, TD Bank, CO Bank, Land for Good, NH Dept. of Agriculture, Small Business Administration, UNH Cooperative Extension, and USDA Rural Development.
Information and resources from the University of New Hampshire
Promoting agriculture in the public interest and serving farmers and consumers in the marketplace.
A membership organization dedicated to advocating for and educating the public about agriculture, including involvement in state and national policymaking. Members have access to services, discounts, toolkits, mentorship, and ways to be involved and stay connected with others in the agriculture industry.
Linking N.H. farms and food businesses with N.H. restaurants.
A network of individuals, organizations, businesses, and coalitions working to strengthen NH's local food systems. The network offers news, events, webinars, resources, and other ways to stay connected.
Nonprofit organization promoting regenerative, ecologically sound gardening, farming and land care practices for healthy communities and helping people build local, sustainable, healthy food systems.
A 10-week, self-paced course to help you take control of your business financials.
Downloadable resource guide for farm and food producers, containing links to articles, whitepapers, books, case studies and online tools to help you build and finance your business.
Public health agency responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.

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