Tammy Holberg, left, with her daughters, Sawyer, right, and Sydney, center, ride back to the barn with the hay bales Thursday, August 1, 2013 in Milladore. The Holbergs are friends with Joel Kuehnhold and were helping him bale hay at his farm.
Milladore sheep farmer Joel Kuehnhold is now the proud owner of his own hay baler after receiving financial assistance from a group committed to investing in local food suppliers.
The Incredible Edibles Investment Club was organized to make one- to three-year loans of $1,000 to $5,000 to local food producers, processors and retailers.
Seven founding members pooled their personal resources to provide three to five loans each year to farmers who use sustainable agriculture practices, and restaurants and food distributors that use or sell locally grown food. ...