Viva FarmsMount Vernon, WA www.vivafarms.org/
Viva Farms was launched in June 2009 to support a new generation of farmers. The Viva Farms Incubator Program provides new farmers with affordable access to education, training and technical assistance, capital and credit, and land and markets. Viva Farms operates a 33-acre farm which is subleased to program participants as they launch their businesses. They also provide follow-up support including access to capital for these new farmers as they grow their operations. The program is based in Washington’s fertile Skagit Valley.