2017 MEETING SCHEDULE:
2017 SMM MEETING DATES
WEDNESDAYS: 2/15, 4/12, 10/4 at Christ Church in Gardiner 1-4pm
11/8/17: November Daylong Gathering in Belfast
No Small Potatoes (NSP) Investment ClubFor more information and to download an application, click here.
Maine Organic Lenders (MOL) Investment ClubFor more information and to submit an application, click here.
Recent SMM Buzz
- The Power to Thrive: The Intersection of Health, Environment and Equity
- Two Coves Farm Project: Getting a Handle On It
- Top Gun PreFlight is open for registration!
- Annual Maine Food Network Gathering coming up – and SMM is presenting!
- Maine Food Food Innovation Challenge Announces its Winners
- Bangor Daily News article about SMM daylong event and panelist discussion
- Slow Money Maine 2016 Daylong meeting notes
- Farm Bill workshop with Chellie Pingree
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Category Archives: Articles
Here’s a great article on the panel discussion about Scaling up without Selling Out that was a topic at our Slow Money Maine day long conference last week in Belfast. Check it out here.
Check out this great article in MaineBiz about SMM Steering Committee member Sam May and Scott Budde, as they develop the Maine Harvest Credit Union project.
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations located in Maine as a result of the drought … Continue reading
The USDA has awarded 29 grants totaling $5.8 million to help rural co-ops create jobs and support business expansion, including one to CDI to support technical assistance in rural communities in New England and New York. Read more here.
October 4th, 2016 Here’s a really interesting article in the Portland Press Herald about farm success and the importance of public support. Read it here.
Good Shepherd Food Bank Awarded $3 Million for Purchase of Nutritious, Maine-grown Foods for Hunger Relief Efforts
Auburn, ME – The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) has awarded Good Shepherd Food Bank $3 million to purchase vegetables, fruits, and seafood from Maine producers to be distributed to hunger relief programs across the state. Read more here
Fund-ME Provides New and Existing Businesses with Opportunity to Obtain Investments Needed to Start or Expand Operations Maine Securities Administrator Judith Shaw has announced the first crowdfunding offering made under Maine’s crowdfunding law, known as Fund-ME. Blue Hill Co-op, a … Continue reading
Sun Journal Sunday August 21, 2016 There is just something about putting a seed in the ground and watching it transform into food. Well, not just food. Really good, fresh food that tastes like accomplishment. It’s easy to take our … Continue reading
FREEPORT, ME – The Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Tom Vilsack, today announced that Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation, Inc. (WNF) has been awarded a three-year grant totaling $573,256 to support expansion of its Organic Dairy Farmer … Continue reading
Slow Money Maine addresses this exact question as part of our focus at the Daylong event in Belfast, ME November 10, 2016. Here’s an article from Civil Eats on the subject. Well worth the read. Join us in November and … Continue reading