While there is already strong support for Vermont food entrepreneurs from non-profit, business, and government institutions in the state, including the Farm to Plate Network, there hasn’t been a way for individual investors to participate. Vermont’s new securities regulations open doors both for businesses to raise capital and for individual Vermonters to invest it. Slow Money Vermont aims to connect these two groups to foster investment in the local and regional food system.
We hope to see you at the Slow Money Vermont launch event in September and look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas. If you would like to be added to the Slow Money Vermont distribution list please contact me at Karin[at]cleanyield.com.
Clean Yield’s Chief Investment Officer Eric Becker and I will also be attending the Slow Money Annual Gathering in Louisville, KY this November 10-12. The gathering will feature a fantastic array of speakers, including Wendell Berry, Vandana Shiva, Judy Wicks, Joel Salatin, and Gary Nabhan. This will be my first gathering and I am looking forward to sharing experiences and learning from others in this field. We strongly encourage you to attend as well!