Total loan: $8,500


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Clinton, MT, United States / Agriculture

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Lisa's story

As our lives changed with the passing of my elderly parents and the wish to work together as a family to honor their wishes and take care of their aging Arabian horses on the family homesteaded ranch. We started farm to service our local counties with fresh veggies, meat and herbs, allowing each of us to participate with our passions and prosper together,. We live in an area with limited access to food, so providing better access to our community is critical to our mission. As my husband Roger and I move into retirement (myself a Realtor for 40+ years and Roger a general contractor for 45+ years), and being an avid gardener and herbalist since learning from my grandmother at a very early age, it seemed a very natural and lucrative progression for a family of entrepreneurs! We’re farming with our son Derek (general contractor for 20+ years), his wife Kelly (works with children with special needs) and their one week old darling baby (Baby Bev)! With their energy, love of the land, and forethought, we’ve been able to convert from a large garden supplying our family and friends to a REALLY large garden supplying 50+ local families! Our daughter Angela and granddaughter Kaitlyn raise and provide grass fed beef and pasture raised pork that we offer as add-ons for the CSA - invaluable during the pandemic when meat was very difficult to get in our area! Our goals are to increase from 50 families to over 200 in the next few years. We, as a family, are incredibly thankful to be stewards of such a beautiful place! To be able to not only live and work here to carry forward our dreams but to continue to carry forward my parents’ dreams for Moon River Ranch, is incredibly rewarding!