Food Biz Week: Financing for Food & Farm
December 1, 2025Free
Food Biz Week is an opportunity for food and farm businesses at all levels of food production and food retail in the Pacific Northwest to learn from industry experts and fellow experienced colleagues through a curated week of virtual panels, presentations, and networking activities. The event will be all virtual, so food and farm entrepreneurs are invited to attend from anywhere in the region.
Exploring Funding Options
Lauren Anderson – Grain Artisan Bakery + Market // Ray Williams – Black Farmers Collective // Hannah Wilson – Yes Farm, Black Farmers Collective // Sash Sunday – OlyKraut
A panel of business owners will talk about unique ways to fund food and farm businesses outside traditional loans like crowdfunding, self-funding on a budget, grants, investors, and more!
Traditional Financing for Food and Farm
Erika Lindholm – Craft 3 // Roland Chaiton – Business Impact NW // Darcy Maldonado – USDA Farm Service Agency
A panel of lenders to help you explore various pathways and options for lending in launching or growing your food or farm business.
These panels were recorded 2/25/21.