Whole Foods Supports Local Farmers

Randall’s Island, N.Y., As part of its efforts to support local farmers, Whole Foods Market was one of the sponsors of the all-day music festival, Farm Aid 2007. The event was held on Saturday at Randall’s Island, N.Y.

The company is looking to raise awareness for its new local producer loan program, which provides up to $10 million annually in low-interest, long-term loans to small agricultural producers and food artisans.

"It is Whole Foods Market's intention to help finance local agriculture all over the United States," said John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market. "We are going to 'walk our talk' with financial support for local, small-scale agriculture.”

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