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Thank you to our 2018 Farm Fresh Pitchfest sponsor, Missoula Federal Credit Union!

 

2017's participating farmers:

PloughshareFarm3

 

Ploughshare Farm, Moiese: $6,000 for seeds and other early-season costs

Find Ploughshare's Kiva Loan Here!

 

 

 

 

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Flare Pops, Polson: $3,000 for a new enterprise from Fresh Roots Farm, offering paletas, Mexican-style popsicles made with fruits and vegetables from their farm

Find Flare Pops' Kiva Loan Here!

 

 

 

CountyRailFarm2

 

County Rail Farm, Huson (previously Dixon): $10,000 to pay for improvements at their new farm location 

County Rail completed fundraising on their loan in just 7 days - nearly a Kiva record!

 

 

 

How Does Pitchfest Work?

Each farmer, rancher or local food business owner will make a 5-10 minute pitch of their business plan and their loan opportunity. Each will have a dedicated computer at the event so that individuals can make loans immediately. Links to their loans will also be available if lenders want to make a later investment or share with friends. Lenders can invest as little as $25 or up to $10,000 and will be repaid via the Kiva website. Lenders can withdraw repaid funds or lend again. 

Lending requires a Kiva account. Payment on the Kiva site occurs through PayPal and lenders can use an existing PayPal account or use a "guest" account at the event. A computer will be available on-site for lenders to create these accounts, but lenders are encouraged to set up accounts in advance. 

 

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