What Is Local? Panel Discussion + Enterprise Presentations
September 19, 2013

eat local with veg

If you haven’t registered yet, Join Slow Money NYC for an evening of networking and discussion as we explore what it means to be “local.” The evening will feature a panel discussion, local company presentations (and product samples) and conversations with the Slow Money NYC community.

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Location: 61 Local Cafe & Public House, 61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Transport: F/G Bergen, 2/3/4/5/N/R Borough Hall or A/C Jay St.

Tickets: $15.00. RSVP via Meetup

61 local
61 Local — at 61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn


6:00 – Slow Start: Networking & Snacking – Nosh & Drink Available from the Bar Below – Food samples available from food enterprises presenting at our Gathering.

6:10 Brief Intro: What is Slow Money?

6:15 — Panel Discussion: “What is Local”?

We all want to support the growth of local food. But what exactly is “local”? Grown locally? Made nearby? Miles away? Our discussion of “local” food will focus on its particular value to Slow Money investors and to building the sustainability of the NYC foodshed.

7:20-7:50 – Entrepreneur Presentations: Three innovative food businesses tell their stories and define their own view of what is “local”.

Raaka Chocolate – Ryan Cheney – “Virgin Chocolate”

Drink More Good– Justin Schuler – Sustainable Beverages

Mi Costa Enterprises, Steven McKay or Carrie Walsh – Specialty Berry Growers & Juice Makers

7:50-8:00 – Networking & Community-Building continues in the bar Below!


Invited expert panelists include:

• Jon Zeltsman, Board Member & CEO Down to Earth Markets

• Erica Dorn, Board Member & Manager of Lending, Accion USA

• Amy Cortese, Board Member & Author, Locavesting (Wiley 2012)

• David Liatti, Owner, 61 Local Cafe & Public House

• Keith Cohen, Owner,• Keith Cohen, Owner, Orwashers Bakery


amy corteseAmy Cortese

dave 6 localDavid Liatti

JonJon Zeltsman

keith (1)Keith Cohen

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