We’ve passed the $20 million mark. That’s right. Over the past two years, more than $20 million has flowed, via Slow Money activities, into 170 small food enterprises across the United States. We now have 14 chapters and six investment clubs, with more on the way. Read letter.
Castanea Foundation and Creamery Form Ag Investment Model
A shortage of goat milk was the beginning of an innovative investment currently midstride in Vermont. Allison Hooper and Bob Reese, co-owners of Vermont Creamery, wanted to invigorate dairy goat farming in their state. Read story.
Compost Company Strikes a Royalty Deal
Is it possible to use cow manure to turn a profit? That’s the question entrepreneur Teddy Stray had mulled over for years on his wife’s multigenerational family ranch, renowned for its award-winning Pt. Reyes Farmstead Blue Cheese. Read story.
More than $3 million invested; Localization Partners formed; Slow Money Investment Club organized. See more.
Maine Loans and grants totaling $3.8 million; third-annual Slow Money Maine event. See more.
Pioneer Valley Slow Money Working Group started; Pilot Loan Fund and Community Capital projects underway. See more.
Pacific Northwest More than $4 million invested; Farm Reserve Fund launched. See more.
St. Louis Gateway Harvest food and farm investment club formed. See more.
“The earth demands the labor of a true man, not the gyrations of a senseless machine, in order to give of her best, and thus quality in farming, as malnutrition has shown us to our bitter cost, must forever take precedence of quantity.” See more.
H.J. Massingham, Field Fellowship, (London: Chapman and Hall, 1942). Excerpt selected by Eliot Coleman, author of the Four Season Harvest and the New Organic Grower; founding member and board member of Slow Money.
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