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“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 principles of Slow Money (a national organization that has inspired […]

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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 investing. How Does Your Farm […]

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Tickets on Sale for Food + Enterprise
February 2, 2016

Tickets are on sale now for Food + Enterprise Summit, returning for its fifth year on April 8-9, 2016. We have a secured the perfect venue — 630 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11206 (aka “Pfizer” Building), a hub of innovative food business. Food + Enterprise, is presented annnually by Slow Money NYC aiming to catalyze capital flows to the local food system by […]

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Are you a food, beverage or hospitality small business owner? Are you looking for marketing, packaging, legal, financial or sales and distribution advice? On November 16, 0ur friends at Samuel Adams are partnering with Accion to host a Speed Coaching event in Brooklyn: Brewing the American Dream. The event will kick off with a networking […]

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Taste the very best of New York state food and drink on October 28th! Join Crain’s New York Business and Taste NY for a unique event featuring food and beverage New York businesses. Part trade show, part marketplace, part educational experience, this unique event connects the small business food and beverage community of New York […]

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  We’re partnering with Community Food Funders + Philanthropy NY to host a discussion on impact investing in the food space! Questions we’ll address: What is impact investing, and how can philanthropic organizations participate? Who is already doing food investing in our region, and what types of entities are seeking these funds? Details: October 5th, […]

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NESAWG Presents “It Takes a Region Conference”
September 10, 2015

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG) hosts “It Takes a Region Conference” which brings together farm and food practitioners to learn, debate, collaborate, and innovate solutions to critical food systems issues. This year’s theme is “Putting MOVE in the Movement!” and will include the following topics: policy organizing, racism in the food system, food activism, […]

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Help Ensure #NYComposts
June 18, 2015

On July 1st, the NYC Sanitation Dept will decide on whether to require all food businesses to compost. SMNYC believes wholeheartedly in the importance of composting to solve issues of food waste, improving our local ecology, and strengthening NYC (and the nation’s) food system as a whole. Feel free to school yourself on the issues […]

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Slow Money NYC June Update
June 16, 2015

We hope you’re enjoying the first half of June. Keep on reading to learn about June’s highlights. 1. FOOD + ENTERPRISE 2015 FEEDBACK  Food + Enterprise, the three day conference that took place last February, was established to foster community + collaboration among farmers, entrepreneurs, consultants and funders to finance a better food system. We’ve […]

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Memorial Day, while a day of remembrance honoring fallen veterans, is often associated with the start of summer. For Local Farms Fund it will be associated with the Fund’s first farm purchase. On Friday last week, Local Farms Fund closed on its first property, a 63 acre farm located in Saratoga County, NY. The farm is […]

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