Greater Berkshire Agricultural Fund partnership with Salisbury Bank to assist farms and farm-related businesses. Eligible businesses may apply for loans in amounts up to $75,000. These funds will help farmers and related businesses finance capital investments and meet operating costs.
The Fund serves businesses located in the 4-county region that includes Berkshire County, MA, Litchfield County, CT, and Columbia, and Dutchess County, NY. Funds can be used for working capital, capital needs such as equipment or buildings, operations, or other improvements for production or value-added enterprises.
Eligible farmers must be engaged in cultivation of farm, forest, or aquatic products. Eligible farm related businesses primary purpose should be to process, add value to, store, or act as distributors for local agricultural products. For example, but not limited to: cheese-makers, butchers,produce delivery companies and agricultural cooperatives.
Salisbury Bank is a full-service community bank headquartered in Lakeville, Connecticut and presently operates full service branches in Canaan, Lakeville, Salisbury and Sharon, Connecticut, South Egremont and Sheffield, Massachusetts, as well as Dover Plains and Millerton, New York. The Bank has been serving families and businesses for over 160 years and offers a full range of consumer and business banking products and services as well as trust and investment services.