We are an intentionally inclusive, diverse network representing many sectors and communities in Maine, with a focus on supporting local sustainable food systems.
We CONVENE gatherings, CONNECT people to each other’s needs, and CATALYZE the flow of funds and technical assistance to a wide array of food businesses.

Enjoy these stories reflecting the range of our network’s offerings.


Upcoming Events:

Next Gathering:  Thursday September 15th, 2016  Christ Church,   2 Dresden Ave, Gardiner, ME
main gathering from 1-4pm / pre-meeting focus group from 12-1         

September Focus Group Topic:
Maine Shellfish Industry
New England Regional Slow Money Gathering
September 9-10
Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT
See Event page for details and registration

Save The Date!!

Thursday, November 10, 2016   8:30-3:30pm
SMM Day Long gathering – “Investing in a Regenerative Food Economy”
Hutchinson Center, Belfast, ME
Keynote Speaker: Deborah Frieze.
To learn more about Deborah, take a look at her powerful TEDx talk How I Became a Localist.

Some of the many ways to engage in Slow Money Maine:

  • Explore peer-to-peer lending or partner with us for grants –   Investing Locally
  • Give or receive food business expertise through our Technical Assistance Program  TAP
  • Learn more about our local and regional gatherings (see 2016 schedule below) –  Index to Presenters
  • Create/join/apply to an investment club  – See current clubs  Maine Organic Lenders  and No Small Potatoes
  • Consider pitching your business or non-profit needs at a gathering – Contact Us

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