Fair Food Fund

Growing the Good Food Economy

Fair Food Fund

The demand for local and sustainably grown food is soaring. Yet, in many places across our nation, the infrastructure that connects family farmers to this growing demand—including aggregation, distribution, processing, and marketing—no longer exists.

Fair Food Network launched the Fair Food Fund in 2012 to grow this “missing middle” and build robust regional food systems—systems that support the health of people, the environment, and the economy. The Fund provides financing and business assistance to good food enterprises that connect small and mid-size farms with consumers hungry for local, sustainably grown food.

By bridging these gaps, Fair Food Fund is not only helping entrepreneurs succeed, it is building a pipeline of investment-ready enterprises and providing a vehicle for funders looking to make a meaningful difference in our food system.

The Fund is initially focused on the Northeastern United States. We have made great progress to date including raising more than $5 million in committed funds and providing business assistance to a range of good food enterprises through our Consulting Corps and annual Business Boot Camps.

Fair Food Fund is Working to:

FFF Goals

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