Cover photo for Michigan Crosshatch Microloan

Michigan Crosshatch Microloan

Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology

Closed February 7, 2024

The Grain Train Natural Foods Market, Oryana Community Co-op and Crosshatch have partnered to support the local food and farm economy by providing microloans for farmers and food entrepreneurs.

This project aims to enhance an existing local food or farming venture or to help start a new one in Northwest Lower Michigan. The ideal candidate will propose an idea that would boost a farm or food business and elevate the region’s local food system. Applicants using sustainable practices are strongly encouraged, but proposals are not limited to particular practices or scale.


Farmers and entrepreneurs from the following Michigan counties are eligible:

  • Antrim

  • Charlevoix

  • Cheboygan

  • Emmet

  • Otsego

  • Benzie

  • Grand Traverse

  • Kalkaska

  • Leelanau

  • Manistee

  • Missaukee

  • Wexford


  • Applicants may request $500 - $10,000 based on evidence of project potential

  • Repayment terms negotiable (typical repayment time frame is 12 - 18 months)

  • 0% interest rate

  • No application fee

Application Instructions

Apply online on Crosshatch's Application Portal.




February 7, 2024

Financial Instrument


Updated December 3, 2023

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