Slow Money NYC

We spark dialogue and action addressing the nexus of where our food comes from and where our money goes.
Slow Money NYC  is a local network of Slow Money, a national non-profit, catalyzing investment in sustainable food and farms.


Join Us – Our Initiatives

spotlight-banner-smallJoin Slow Money NYC at our next Good Food Spotlight on October 24th  for an evening of drinks and collaborative thinking, as we invite entrepreneurs, creators and innovators in the food space for an opportunity to showcase their product or business to a diverse panel of experts and audience collaborators who’ve all shown up with one mission: To help good food ventures be the best they can be.



Meetup Small LogoConnect with Slow Money NYC on meetup.  Learn about all of our great events and meetups.  Join over 1,300 individuals interested in connecting their money and food values.  The group has hosted over 110 meetups since its formation in 2010.


Foodshed Investors NY cropFoodshed Investors NY is a network of angel investors connecting with local food business owners who need capital. It’s not a venture fund. Or a bank. Or an investment club. Or a financial institution of any kind. Foodshed Investors links local angel investors with local businesses seeking funds. It’s a potent alternative to Wall Street, and a way for everyday folks to keep more of our money circulating close to home.


1d16b975-d252-435f-a74f-bcdc9bc94775The Local Farms Fund is a high-impact, socially responsible farmland access venture co-founded by nine Slow Money NYC visionaries and Working Farms Capital. The venture was established to provide secure land access to sustainable early stage farmers in the New York City Foodshed through lease-to-own arrangements with the goal of accelerating land ownership for the farmers that will be feeding us in the future


KivaZipSlow Money NYC is a trustee for Kiva Zip to provide our members with a tangible and actual means to fulfill our mission to catalyze investments fund small, local sustainable food and farming enterprises. Kiva Zip makes 0% interest loans for 100% social good and uses an entrepreneur’s network as a measure of creditworthiness. Borrowers invite family and friends to start their fundraising. After reaching a designated threshold, the Kiva Zip community takes care of the rest. It’s a simple, transparent way to help small businesses.

Latest News

  • Guarding Ethics: Azish Filabi’s Keynote at Food and Enterprise Summit

    Guest Post by: Azish Filabi, CEO of Ethical Systems What does it mean to eat and shop “local”? While there is no prescribed territory thatRead More The post Guarding Ethics: Azish Filabi’s Keynote at Food and Enterprise Summit appeared first on Food + Enterprise Summit. […]

  • Congratulations to PitchFest 2016 winner, Slate Foods!

    Congratulations to Julia Van Loon of Slate Foods, 2016 PitchFest Winner! Sponsored by Rabobank and Presented in partnership with CFO on Speed Dial and Foodstand, theRead More The post Congratulations to PitchFest 2016 winner, Slate Foods! appeared first on Food + Enterprise Summit. […]

  • Share Your Feedback About Food+Enterprise

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  • Slow Money NYC

    Guest post by: Jane Hodge, Rise and Root Farm   As I’m rushing around trying to get everything ready for Food & Enterprise Summit, organized by SlowRead More The post Slow Money NYC appeared first on Food + Enterprise Summit. […]

  • Everyone is an Investor in Food

    “Everyone is an investor in food.” by Brian Kaminer “Everyone is an investor in food.” That’s the motto of Slow Money NYC, and it hasRead More The post Everyone is an Investor in Food appeared first on Food + Enterprise Summit. […]

  • You’re an Investor in Food, Whether You Know it or Not

    “Everyone is an investor in food.” by Brian Kaminer “Everyone is an investor in food.” That’s the motto of Slow Money NYC, and it has rung true for me from the first time I heard it. As I started learning how interconnected everything is in life, the […]

  • Anatomy of a Deal: The Story of Fleisher’s Craft Butchery

    Guest Article by: Claude Arpels, SLOW MONEY NYC + FOODSHED INVESTORS NY As a founding member of Slow Money’s angel investor network Foodshed Investors NewRead More The post Anatomy of a Deal: The Story of Fleisher’s Craft Butchery appeared first on Food + Enterprise Summit. […]

  • Shopping for Capital: New Funding Options Take Root for Food and Agriculture Ventures

    Raising capital is difficult for any startup or small business. But it’s especially challenging for entrepreneurs in food or agriculture. Margins are often low, especiallyRead More The post Shopping for Capital: New Funding Options Take Root for Food and Agriculture Ventures appeared first on […]

  • Down to Earth Markets Features SMNYC at Annual Vendor Meeting

    Nicole Reed, Communications Manager at Down to Earth Markets, shared a report on their Annual Vendor Meeting. SMNYC Board members Jon Zeltsman, President of Down to Earth Markets, and Claude Arpels were on hand to offer history and perspective on the demand for local food as it relates to impact […]

  • Holley Atkinson on Expert Exchange at Food+Enterprise

    Expert Exchange is one of the most inspirational, impactful and fun events at Food+Enterprise. We are excited to bring it back again this year inRead More The post Holley Atkinson on Expert Exchange at Food+Enterprise appeared first on Food + Enterprise Summit. […]

Highlights Slow Money NYC’s premiere event:

Food + Enterprise 2016

FOOD+ENTERPRISE SUMMIT is a gathering that catalyzes connections between Entrepreneurs + Investors to finance a better local food system. We form a unique B2B social impact community to foster relationships that regenerate place, planet, people + profits. 

In 2016 Food + Enterprise offered many ways for companies, investors and other experts to meet, talk and learn togther:

2015 Summit Videos: