The opening of their slaughter and fabrication facility creates a vertically integrated operation, from raising the birds to producing retail ready cuts. In addition to fabricating their own products, the new facility is scaled to offer third party processing to regional beef and lamb producers. This capacity fills a gap in the regional food chain and solves a pain point for many small, family livestock producers in southern Idaho.
Approximately 23,500 pounds of nutrient-dense food were locally produced and sold in 2021
14.5 acres under sustainable cultivation, 3 acres are currently producing vegetables and most of the 2 acres in transition will be producing vegetable crops in the 2022 season.
Improved financial modeling and reporting, contributing to long-term business success.
Leveraged precision farming and regenerative agriculture techniques to reduce nutrient and soil run-off and protect water quality.
Avoided approximately 7,084 lbs of carbon dioxide equivalents by selling produce locally
We have strong relationships with local farmers and deep knowledge in the local and regional food system built through our Food & Farm program, the Local Food Alliance. We are deeply familiar with local investing and able to provide the technical assistance required to prepare borrowers for financing.
Impact Idaho Fund objectives are primarily aligned to UN Sustainable Development Goals 2 – Zero Hunger – and 11 – Sustainable Communities. In pursuit of more resilient, regionalized food and agriculture systems, the Impact Idaho Fund Pilot will also consider critical impacts on land, water and energy resources.
SVIR envisions a resilient community with a nourishing regional food system, a healthy environment and a vibrant and equitable economy. Through the Impact Idaho Fund, SVIR catalyzes capital for regional resilience projects that advance local food security.