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The loans saved 10 jobs, are creating a handful of construction jobs, and will create five part-time seasonal jobs, all while preserving open land and encouraging sustainable family farming.

For four years, organic farmers Luke and Catarina Mahoney—owners of Brookford Farm—provided residents throughout New Hampshire’s seacoast with healthy, natural, locally-grown food. Then they learned that the lease on their farmland wouldn’t be renewed. The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund (Community Loan Fund) provided a loan to help the couple buy a parcel of land and renovate an existing dairy farm there to build a new Brookford Farm. Community Loan Fund also provided a subsequent loan to finance their new equipment needs. The loans saved 10 jobs, are creating a handful of construction jobs, and will create five part-time seasonal jobs, all while preserving open land and encouraging sustainable family farming.

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