Check out the Fall issue of NOFA’s newsletter, The Natural Farmer, with a special section devoted to local investing and a feature story about Slow Money Maine, entitled “Catalyzing Connections and Investments in Maine Food Systems.”
The article references several SMM activities that are focused on support for infrastructure businesses, including Clayton Blake’s slaughterhouse, Maine Organic Milling, The Somerset Grist Mill, Coastal Farms Food Processing and Northern Girl. Other businesses and nonprofits, such as Heiwa Tofu and Cobscook Bay Resource Center, are presented as well.
Additional coverage is given to descriptions of varied financial opportunities for participants in the SMM network with examples of investment clubs, personal and organizational loans and Foundation grants that individuals and groups have creatively explored.
In this same issue, you’ll also find articles about High Mowing Seed Company, Real Pickles, Vermont Natural Coatings and Vermont Soy, The Bee’s Knees restaurant, Crowdfunding: Three Revolutions, credit union research, and more.
The newspaper will be available for viewing online at NOFA.org in December but hard copies can be purchased now by sending a request and check for $5 to:
Jack Kittredge/The Natural Farmer
411 Sheldon Rd.
Barre, MA 01005