Food for Thought

...and thought for food

Is it Okay to Eat Fish?

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Is it Okay to Eat Fish? By, Jessica Beth Levine “Do you want to go out for sushi tonight?” My friend asked. “Of course I do,” I think. Raw fish is one of my favorite foods, paired with seaweed salad and some sake—mmmmmm. But lately, it’s harder to accept the invitation for sushi. The news is […]

Food Waste in the Spotlight

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By, Jessica Beth Levine A 2012 study by the NRDC estimates that a staggering 40% of food in the US goes to waste. Simultaneously, millions of households around the country are food-insecure. If these numbers feel outrageous to you, you’re not alone. Food waste has been a topic of moderate interest in the US for […]

Calling all Investors, That’s You!

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Calling all investors..that’s you!  Meet Heather McLeod and her business, Three Pug Bakery.  Endorsed by the Slow Money-minded Local Investment Networking Club,  Heather is crowd-sourcing her Kiva Zip loan of $5,000 for the marketing and web support to take her Three Pug Bakery to the next level.  With 31 days left in her campaign, you can become an […]

Get Invested! Help Zatik™ reach their goal.

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Slow Invest for as little as $5! Meet Zatik & their LINC-L.A. backed Kiva Zip campaign.  Like the idea of local investing? Like the idea of getting involved with your community, your neighborhood – the idea of putting your money where your mouth is? LINC-L.A.’s  latest “Micro/Introductory Loan” opportunity may be your first step! Slow Money SoCal and LINC […]

Bourbonism! Or farms, food, fertility…

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Bourbonism!  Or farms, food, fertility, the alchemy of finance and our terroir: thoughts from Slow Money national gathering 2014 By Michelle Greenwood (Slow Money SoCal, Orange County) Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said it, Bourbonism! He used it to conclude his portion of the first panel of the three day Slow Money National Conference. It was […]

Green Pastures for The Slow Movement

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Green Pastures for The Slow Movement: inspiration from Slow Money 2014 national gathering  By Brent W. Collins Hey you – healthy person! Good news! Demand is through the roof for food that is healthy for you and good for the environment! Consider yourself part of the highly coveted “SLOH Food” segment – the Smart, Local, Organic […]

Seven paths to invest Slow Money in food businesses

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By Arno Hesse, of Slow Money NorCal You decided to find a better place for your money? How to bring money back down to earth? Slow Money investors have used various mechanisms to put money into sustainable food businesses. Here is a (grossly simplified) overview about the seven main “modes”: Purchase Support a business one […]

Welcome Slow Money SoCal Riverside!

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It’s official…Slow Money SoCal Riverside! Slow Money SoCal Riverside County is off to a great start after our meet and greet over food and cocktails at The Salted Pig in downtown Riverside last night.  We had a wonderful group of 35 people from the community, including Mayor, Rusty Bailey!  Slow Money So Cal Exec. Dir., Brent Collins,  delivered an […]

Another Great San Diego Gathering!

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  Thank you Stone Brewing Company for supporting another incredible Slow Money SoCal evening of networking for a stronger food system.   The heat let up as the sun went down in the beautiful outdoor courtyard at Stone World Bistro and Gardens  where San Diego entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community came out support  local food and finance. Thank you Eric Larson, […]

San Diego’s Sell Out Gathering!

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We sold out! 200 plus gathered at our  Slow Money SoCal San Diego Gathering on January 15th to Learn, Network, and Connect at the center of San Diego’s local food and local finance movement. The courtyard at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens was packed with great connections, new and old, and surrounded by some of San Diego’s […]