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, […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


Law firm Goodwin Procter will host a networking and Q&A session with founder of KIND, Inc. Daniel Lubetzky, as well as a speed coaching session with pros from Accion, Goodwin Procter, KIND and Sam Adams. Coaches will cover a range of topics including digital branding, communications, marketing, writing a business plan, creative design, raising capital, growing […]


The NYC area Edible Magazine collective (Edible Brooklyn, Edible Manhattan and Edible East End) is producing a conference from June 5-7 at Stony Brook Southhampton to discuss all things about the business of food and drink. The conference will be hosted by The Food Lab, a center for food education, media and enterprise, and will […]


We’re excited to announce that on the heels of our successful KivaZip fundraising campaign, The Fresh Connection has launched a new campaign on Kickstarter ( The Fresh Connection is the only trucking and logistics company in New York City that specializes in supporting the local food system. Since 2012 we have made it our mission […]

Food + Enterprise Feedback & Funding
March 31, 2015

We can’t believe it’s been an entire month since Food + Enterprise. The Wall Street Journal gave us their feedback on Food + Enterprise + Pitch: “Last weekend, a crowd of investors, entrepreneurs and consultants packed a modish Brooklyn warehouse to hear funding pitches from some of the city’s buzziest startups….” Now, we’d love your feedback, […]


Slow Money NYC has endorsed Mark Jaffe and his business, The Fresh Connection, for a $10,000 loan on Kiva Zip. UPDATE 03/24/15: The Fresh Connection Loan has been fully funded — in less than one week! Kiva Zip is an online portal that allows you to support small businesses with 0% interest loans and enable them to access […]


The below is a reprint of Foodshed Investor Ryan Gaines’ social innovation newsletter: This week’s letter is focused on interesting projects that I came across at the Food + Enterprise Conference this past weekend in Brooklyn. There are many more on their website and several also launched Barnraiser campaigns during the pitch competition on the last day. I hope you enjoy. Brewing […]