Category Archives: In The News

Slow Money Vermont Makes Headlines

http://www.pressherald.com/2014/09/14/vermont-ready-to-reap-rewards-of-slow-money/

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Slow Money Maine Receives Lewis Mumford Award from ADPSR

Bonnie Rukin & Lisa Sebesta were in Boston at Greenfest on August 16th to accept the Lewis Mumford Environment award from ADPSR (Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility). The awards are selected annually by this national group in the categories of Peace, … Continue reading

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New Slaughterhouse in Gardiner

http://www.pressherald.com/2014/08/04/slaughterhouse-plan-moves-forward-in-gardiner/

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Slow Money National seeks Entrepreneurs for Showcase

Slow Money National is seeking entrepreneurs for its national gathering’s presenter showcase in Louisville, KY, November 10th-12th. If interested, please contact Michael Bartner: michael@slowmoney.org Here is the link to the application form that enterprises need to fill out by July … Continue reading

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Butcher, farmer to purvey local foods in South Portland

Ben Slayton of Farmer’s Gate Market in Wales and Penny Jordan of Jordan’s Farm in Cape Elizabeth plan to open a retail store in the Knightville neighborhood. Read the full article here

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Grants Available for food system nonprofits

Check out this great opportunity! Maine Sunday Telegram and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation are offering grants up to $15K to support nonprofit local food distribution organizations. Deadline is May 23rd. https://www.harvardpilgrim.org/pls/portal/docs/PAGE/FOUNDATION/FOUNDATION_HOME/2014-MAINE-LOCAL-FOOD-GRANTS-PROGRAM-RFP.PDF

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Coastal Farms and Food Processing Facility Announces Closing

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/04/11/business/coastal-farms-and-foods-in-belfast-to-shut-its-doors-forcing-tenants-to-relocate/

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Seed Capital Tax Credit

FAME: * revised seed capital tax credit law goes into effect this coming summer *  no applications accepted until law’s effective date *  investments made before then may qualify retroactively *  $675,000 in credits available in 2014 * rules now … Continue reading

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USDA News

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The Transformation of American Agriculture – Farming, Eating, and Investing Amid Upheaval

Featuring chapters on Somerset Grist Mills and Northern Girl,  this book might be one to add to your collection, or pass around through your community. “Kathy O. Brozek’s new book, The Transformation of American Agriculture, might just turn out to … Continue reading

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