This special no interest loan offers our members the ability to finance an individual share at any local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm and spread their payments over six months. An enrollment/renewal form from their farm of choice is needed at the time of request. UMassFive will then pay the farms up-front in full. There is no cost to farms or members to participate in this program. If you need assistance finding a CSA farm, please visit CISA's (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) website -for a list of farms in the Pioneer Valley.
We hope that the Farm Share Loan makes expenses easier to manage for both the farmer and the share-holder so that both can benefit from the rewards of excellent local agriculture. Since our inception in 1967, we've worked hard to improve our members' financial lives and to support a strong community. To learn more about this and other community beneficial loans, please click here.
Note, if you don't qualify for becoming a member of UMassFive College Federal Credit Union in the usual ways, if you join either CISA as an individual supporter and/or become a member of River Valley Market this will allow you to become a member of UMassFive.
To request online, please choose the "Personal Loan" option.
For questions or assistance, contact a friendly UMassFive representative today!