Upcoming Dates

Spring Round 2014:

Part I Loan Application due April 14, 2014

*We will accept Part I applications after the deadline, but there is no guarantee there will be room left in the loan class. Consider applying early.

Applications & Documents

Welcome to our website! The mission of Sprout Lenders is to support a vibrant and healthy local food system by making loans to farmers, producers, and food system entrepreneurs that serve the greater Boston area. We value sustainable products and the communities that create and consume them. By investing in our local food system, we hope to strengthen our community economically, nutritionally, socially and environmentally.

Recent updates from the Sprouts

Investing with Intention by Dan Pullman

Partner Spotlight: Green City Growers by Katherine Collins

Impact First, Financial First, Sprout Lenders, and You by David Karp

Five Ways to Feed Your Appetite for Funding by Julia Shanks

I'm not just a lender, I'm a customer by Dan Pullman

Event Recap: Boston Slow Money Entrepreneur Showcase by Eric Becker

Seed Day Seedlings from The Neighborhood Farm by David Karp

The Power of the Story and the Continuum by Julia Shanks

The Sustainable Life by Dan Pullman

Why Sprout Lenders is a For-Profit Company by David Karp

My Local Corned Beef and Cabbage by Joel Moyer

Why I Joined Sprout Lenders by Andrew Moschetti

Breaking Down the Myth of Expensive Local Food by Lisa Sebesta

Life on a Farm: Leaving the Corporate World to Connect with Community by Sasha Purpura

Lessons from the Dirt by Katherine Collins

You Probably Won't Become an Olympian Eating Chicken McNuggets by Dan Pullman

MassInno's Foodie 6 Event Recap by Charles Sandmel

Alternative Funding for Foodies, by Julia Shanks

The State of the Sprouts, by David Karp