Please sign this petition and help us tell City Council to lift the caps!
We want to create opportunities and bring delicious food to New York City and we need your help!
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When I first left Mexico and came to America 20 years ago, I never imagined trying to create a good life for my family would be almost impossible—and punishable by law. My name is Guadalupe and I am a wife, mother, and mobile food vendor.
I’ve worked jobs ranging from housekeeper to attendant at a dry cleaners.
The program, called EZ Guarantee Loans, uses a simplified application process to help beginning, small, underserved and family farmers and ranchers apply for loans of up to $100,000 from USDA-approved lenders to purchase farmland or finance agricultural operations.
These EZ Guarantee Loans will help beginning and underserved farmers obtain the capital they need to get their operations off the ground, and they can also be helpful to those who have been farming for some time but need extra help to expand or modernize their operations.
Speakers: Kathryn Lukas, Farmhouse Culture; Megali Brecke, Kitchen Witch; Jenna Muller, Full Belly Kitchen; Danielle Shaeffer, New Leaf Community Markets; Merrilee Olson, Preserve Farm Kitchen; Shermain Hardesty, UC Small Farm Program; and Erin Di Caprio, UC Davis Food Science Department. The workshop registration fee includes an organic lunch. Contact Shermain Hardesty, workshop organizer, regarding questions about the workshop content.
REGISTER HERE For the Preconference and other Conference Packages USDA recently announced the availability of a streamlined version of USDA guaranteed loans, which are tailored for smaller scale farms and urban producers.
If the Committee votes to lift the caps, thousands of local New York City vendors will finally be able to own and operate their businesses.