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Total loan: $10,000

Richard

Cabot, VT, United States / Agriculture

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A loan helped a hard working farmer increase more staffs to bring in his bumper crop.


Richard's story

I've been running Cabot Smith Farm since 2006, when I transplanted myself from Massachusetts and beginning the pursuit of my lifelong dream: to own and operate a small family farm. Over time, the farm has grown and changed in order to find it's proper form, and that we see today. What was once a Christmas tree and flower operation and changed into a successful 3 season farm featuring Berries, Vegetables, Pumpkins and the Christmas Trees that started it all! It makes me incredibly proud to see how much we have accomplished through hard work and dedication. I come from a long tradition of small business owners that now stretches forward into the future: my father opened his own restaurant when I was young and my 6 brothers and sisters and I all worked there. The business values he intstilled me: how to treat employees with respect, how to lead by example, how patience is your greatest assest when trying to land a new account have served me well. I have three beautiful children, and 2 of them are small business owners as well. My daughter has been running a successful dog walking and pet sitting company for the last 10 years, and my youngest son recently launched a rental company servicing the film industry. Watching them succeed while following there dreams has been one of lifes greatest satifactions.