Regenerative Capital

Seasonal Inputs For Regeneratively Raised Meats

by Normanton Farms
Seasonal Inputs For Regeneratively Raised Meats

Normanton Farms will use this loan to assist with cash flow and ensure they can deliver their high-quality regeneratively raised meats to their customers.

Project Summary
  • Location: Litchfield, NH
  • Products: Livestock Poultry
  • Loan Amount: $41,600
  • Loan Term: 18 months
  • Interest Rate: 6.50% APR
  • Repayments Begin: 1 month after disbursement


Normanton Farms raises grass-fed beef, free-range pigs, and pasture-raised chickens in Litchfield, New Hampshire. Farm manager, Steve Normanton, employs practices that focus on soil health and resilience at their core. The farm sells their products through a mixture of wholesale channels and direct-to-consumer. He is excited about continuing to expand their business by offering regional shipping through their eCommerce sales. 

Use of Funds

Funds will be used to cover cash flow needs during a time of the year when costs for poultry and livestock feed start up again, but an uptick in sales is still a couple of months away. Funds will also be used to purchase shipping materials needed to expand direct-to-consumer meat sales throughout the region. 

Regenerative & Sustainable Practices

Normanton Farms manages everything with a focus on soil health and building resilience. They are committed to following regenerative practices, that include:

  • Practicing rotational grazing systems with a heavy impact for a short period, combined with a long rest period to maximize organic matter content in the soil.

  • Utilizing soil conservation tools such as high-density rotational grazing, native warm-season grasses, and riparian buffers.

  • Working collaboratively with other regenerative farms in the area and serving on the board of local organizations like Granite State Graziers.

  • Acting as a mentor for Dreamers Ranch to introduce kids to regenerative farm management.

  • Subleasing two acres for 10 years to a local group starting a community garden to encourage more community and knowledge about resilient food systems.

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