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Debra Heleba <[log in to unmask]>
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Passing along the Carrot Project e-News, fyi. Deb

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Subject: 	Paul Winters, Whole Foods, & the Next Microloan Deadline
Date: 	Tue, 08 Sep 2009 12:33:36 +0000
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Mighty Food Farm
Mighty Food Farm, VT, Photo Credit: E. Ferry
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/The Carrot Project's E- News | September 2009/

*In This Issue*

      Paul Winter Consort Benefit Concerts <#concert>
      Whole Foods 5% Day <#5%>
      Brown Bag Lessons Learned <#BBAG>
      Farmers' Workshop <#workshop>
      Microloan Application Deadline <#Microloan>
      Farmer Resources <#Resources>

*Did You Know?*

The *Highlighted Farmer Resource* is AGPLAN 
The Agricultural, Fisheries and Small Business Planning Website, which 
helps rural business owners develop business plans free of charge.










This fall offers many ways for you to participate in our work and help 
strengthen farming in the Northeast. Read on for details.

Thanks for your interest in our work.
Dorothy Suput, Founder and Executive Director


**Expanding the Reach of The Strolling of the Heifers Microloan Fund for 
New England Farmers**

Saxophonist Paul Winter and his ensemble, the Paul Winter Consort 
Paul Winter Crestone Lakewill appear in two benefit concerts on 
September 11th and 12th, in Brattleboro and Pittsfield, to support the 
expansion of the Microloan Fund for New England Farmers. Read More 

The three Whole Foods 
stores in Cambridge, Massachusetts are hosting a 5% Day on September 
16th to expand the Microloan Fund for New England Farmers to Eastern 
Massachusetts. Read More 

Brown Bag: Lesson Learned from the Microloan Fund for New England Farmers

brown bag with booksWe are hosting a conference call to discuss the 
lessons learned from administering the Microloan Fund. If a similar 
program could be helpful in your area, you want to know how the program 
operates, or have feedback about our work, please join us. The call is 
scheduled for noon on Friday, October 2.  Learn More 

*Farmers’ Workshop: Is the Microloan Fund Right for My Farm?* 

If you are asking yourself if credit is right for your business, or if 
youFarmer C. Currie want to find out more about the Microloan Fund for 
New England Farmers 
as well as other financing and business planning resources, please join 
us November 4 in the conference room at the Massachusetts Department of 
Agricultural Resources in Amherst, MA. Read More. 
(Photo credit: E. Ferry.)

Strolling of the Heifers Microloan Fund for New England Farmers 
Application Deadline: Friday, November 27, 2009 


We are pleased to announce that the Strolling of the Heifers Microloan 
Fund for New England Farmers 
will be accepting applications through November 27, 2009 for loans of 
$10,000 or less. Applicants must live in one of the four counties of 
Western Massachusetts or in Vermont, and must prequalify.  Learn More. 

Farmer Resources

Need help pulling together the documents for your loan application, 
putting together a business plan, or deciding if credit makes sense for 
your business? Please check out the business planning and financial 
management resources on our website to Learn More 

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