A vegetable-farming couple has received a $325,000 state loan to help them buy a farm in Bainbridge.
Michael and Kaitlin Horst, who specialize in growing grafted tomatoes, bought a 43-acre farm at 142 Black Swamp Road from the Dale L. Charles and Alma M. Charles Revocable Living Trust for $650,000.
The Horsts had been renting farmland in Holtwood.
The loan came through the state Department of Community & Economic Development’s Next Generation Farmer loan program. EDC Finance, a Lancaster-based nonprofit, helped the Horsts obtain the loan.
The Horsts, who call their business Re-Divined, grow vegetables, grain crops and grafted tomatoes, which are stronger, less susceptible to disease and yield larger fruit.