Reality TV star Matt Roloff has kept his farm going through the pandemic thanks to a $53k government loan.
The lives of the Roloff family and their farm is chronicled on the TLC reality series Little People, Big World.
Located just 15 minutes west of Portland, Oregon, Roloff Farms attracted 30,000 visitors per year before the pandemic hit.
Reality TV star Matt Roloff (pictured) has been thrifty with keeping his farm going through a pandemic thanks to a $53k government loan
When LPBW first aired in 2006, ‘little people’ Matt and Amy, 53, were busy raising their four children, twin boys Jeremy and Zach, 27 (who also has dwarfism), daughter Molly (top left) 24, and son Jacob (not pictured) 20
Roloff is a savvy businessman and he has successfully kept his 110-acre Roloff Farms afloat amid the Covid-19 crisis. Roloff pictured with his girlfriend Caryn Chandler, above
According to The Sun, Roloff was granted a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan from Wells Fargo Bank for $53,841 for his business, The Roloff Company.
The document was dated as April 20, 2020 and states that ‘100 per cent’ of the money went towards the paychecks of employees.
Matt’s son Zach, 30, is employed on the farm giving private tours and helping with maintenance.
Roloff’s former wife, Amy, 56, is also listed as a ‘secretary’ on The Roloff Company’s official documents.
The US Government’s PPP program was initially rolled out as a $953billion loan under then-President Donald Trump. It is aimed at protecting businesses that were struggling under the pandemic and preventing the lay-off of employees.
The reality show chronicled the growth of the pumpkin farm, and the end of Matt and Amy’s marriage after nearly three decades together
The pair married in 1987 and split in 2016 after nearly 30 years of marriage. Matt and Amy Roloff pictured above
The Roloffs bought the farmhouse in Helvetia, Oregon, in 1990.
They worked to create Roloff Farm, which has been transformed since it was first purchased and features pumpkins, a pirate ship on a lake, a three-story treehouse, a full-size Medieval castle, a soccer field, volleyball court, mine shaft, and tunnels.
Located just 15 minutes west of Portland, Oregon, Roloff Farms was open to the public for four weeks in the fall for their famous pumpkin season before the pandemic hit.
Prior to the pandemic, the farm attracted approximately 30,000 visitors per year.
Zach Roloff, 27, pictured with his wife Tori and their five-month-old son Jackson
When Little People, Big World first aired in 2006, ‘little people’ Matt and Amy, 53, were busy raising their four children, twin boys Jeremy and Zach, 27 (who also has dwarfism), daughter Molly, 24, and son Jacob, 20.
The reality show chronicled the growth of the pumpkin farm, and the end of Matt and Amy’s marriage after nearly three decades together.
The pair married in 1987 and split in 2016 after nearly 30 years of marriage.
Roloff has moved on with girlfriend and former farm manager Caryn Chandler, 53, who he worked with on the farm for almost a decade.
Amy has also moved on with Portland realtor Chris Marek, 54.