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FARM FRESH PITCHFEST
March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join the Community Food and Ag Coalition at Burns Street Bistro in Missoula for CFAC’s Farm Fresh Pitchfest on March 26, 2020. During this event, CFAC endorses farmers, ranchers, or local food business owners who apply for a 0% interest, no-fee, up-to- $10,000 crowd-funded Kiva loan.
At the free, live event, our selected Farm Fresh Pitchfest finalists pitch their Kiva loan projects in front of a live audience of investors, business people, and community members who want to support Montana’s local food system. In the words of one previous finalist, “Pitchfest gave me a great boost to get started and helped spread the word about my business.” You can learn more about previous events at https://bit.ly/32gkBFV.
This year we are proud to introduce four new businesses:
- Sarah Johnson from Tangled Carrot Farm, seeking $10,000 in start-up equipment and fencing for her 1 acre farm providing healthful fresh fruits and veggies for the Stevensville community.
- Andrew Holman from Back to the Mother Microbrewed Kombucha, seeking $10,000 in equipment to increase bottling efficiency, labeling, and marketing for direct and wholesale accounts.
- Melissa Allred from Aspen Grove Farm, seeking $10,000 in irrigation infrastructure to expand her farm’s fruit production with a focus on making Montana the honeyberry capital of the US.
- James Rolin from Cowboy Cricket Farms, seeking $10,000 is support for increasing their cricket starter population and for a freezer for storage and processing of their crickets and cricket products.
Since the inception of Pitchfest, CFAC has facilitated $115,000 in crowd-sourced interest-free loans for our producer members to become successful farm and food businesses. With as little as $25 you too can help turn these entrepreneur’s dreams into reality.
Food and drink provided.1500
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