USDA invests in LEAF and Western MA Co-ops

LEAF has received a loan of $491,658 from the USDA’s Intermediary Relending Program (IRP) and will use these funds to support co-ops in rural communities in Western Massachusetts. LEAF has been active in the area, recently making loans to River Valley Market, a food coop, and Wheel Estates, a cooperatively owned manufactured home community. LEAF invites anyone working in the Western MA coop community to reach out to LEAF to learn more about this program.