photo credit: Angela Cardinali

Funding & Assistance

BAV provides investment and support to grow our region’s food economy, and to make fresh, healthy food available to all.

We accomplish this by providing financing and technical assistance to food and farming entrepreneurs and local businesses to help them become more resilient and thrive in today’s challenging economic and environmental landscape.

BAV helps entrepreneurs and businesses gain access to financial support by connecting borrowers, investors and grantors within our local community and outside our region.

We develop wraparound technical assistance and educational programs that help build capacity and provide new skills to entrepreneurs and business owners.

BAV also identifies and helps ensure an ongoing supply of affordable and productive farmland to meet community and regional needs.

Through loans, grants and technical assistance, BAV helps develop the infrastructure needed to build our local food economy.

For more information, please contact us directly.