Mark Your Calendar, Slow Money Friends!

Tuesday, April 13

5:30-6:30 PM – Presentations
6:30-7:00 PM – Chat with Presenters & Everyone in Breakout Rooms
More information to come!

In the meantime, check out some of the wonderful local businesses supporting our food system that make a real contribution to our community.  Please support these folks as you can – see the opportunities section of this page.

We’d love to hear from you and know what is happening in your world.  If you have a farm or food business and would like to be included on our list, or a story you’d like us to share, just shoot us an email at


 Start-Up Investment & Community Capital Expo

September 28 – 30, 2020

An opportunity for local entrepreneurs and investors to connect. 

Students attend FREE.  

Click here for more information.


Local Ranchers share their work to restore the soil, protect the land, and provide healthy food. 

Thank you to all our speakers and participants for your contributions!

Thursday, November 12, 2020
4:00 – 5:00 PM

 Food Funded

October 6 -7, 2020

Food entrepreneurs and investors convene for a day of educational workshops and live investment presentations to catalyze the funding flow for food ventures. 

Click here for more information.


Opportunities to Support Monterey Bay Food Enterprises NEAR YOU


Ad Astra Bread Co.

Ad Astra Bread Co is a small, family-owned, start-up bakery in Seaside, California. We opened in October of 2019, and are grateful to have found ourselves well-received within our community and beyond. We focus on long fermented, naturally leavened sourdough breads.
Food Access
Ad Astra Bread Co.

Point Blue

Point Blue’s 160 scientists work to reduce the impacts of climate change, habitat loss, and other environmental threats while developing nature-based solutions to benefit both wildlife and people. We partner with land and water managers, fishermen, ranchers, farmers, cities, counties, and others to improve the health of our planet. We work from the Sierra to the sea, across the Western Hemisphere and as far away as Antarctica, preparing for the changes—and challenges—ahead. Point Blue’s Rangeland Monitoring Network seeks to preserve the ecological value of rangelands and recommend conservation actions that enhance their function for people and wildlife. To accomplish this it seeks to understand and measure ecological function of rangelands and increase communication and collaboration among managers across California. The Rangeland Monitoring Network currently collects data from 25 counties covering a number of regions including the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys and the Central Coast. We assess ecological function by collecting information on birds, vegetation, and soil dynamic properties in a standardized way at each monitoring location. Visit our Working Landscapes page to learn more.
Carbon Drawdown Climate Change

Rancho Cienega Del Gabilan

It is the mission of the Gabilan Cattle Company to preserve and enhance our family heritage by jointly owning and operating the ranch as a family business. We shall manage the ranch in such a manner as to protect and improve natural resources, wildlife habitat, and scenic beauty, as well as provide a setting for rest, recreation and continued learning for all. To support these desires, the Gabilan Cattle Company will run an efficient cattle operation with emphasis on holistic practices, creativity, sound management and family involvement.
Carbon Drawdown Climate Change
Rancho Cienega Del Gabilan

Honey Blossom Retreat Garden

Honey Blossom Retreat Garden seeks to expand the potential of small-scale regenerative agriculture as an educational space for community-based farm tourism. We are devoted to serving our local community, growing and offering an inspirational environment for transformation and soulful restoration.
Carbon Drawdown Food Access
Honey Blossom Retreat Garden, LLC

Monterey Bay Food Bank

The Food Bank for Monterey County is the largest and most comprehensive provider of emergency supplemental food and a key proponent of anti-hunger education and advocacy in our community.
Food Access Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion
Food Bank for Monterey County

Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust

The Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust has committed to leading a 5-month marketing campaign to increase consumer demand & appreciation for King salmon and other local, sustainable seafood. The campaign will feature stories about Monterey Bay fishermen, CSFs, markets, grocery stores, restaurants & wholesalers - making it easy for consumers to find local, sustainable seafood. We’ll begin the campaign with a focus on promoting King Salmon landed by vessels based in Monterey, Moss Landing & Santa Cruz Harbor.
Food Access Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion
Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust

California Farmlink Investment Notes

Working with independent and immigrant farmers and ranchers on business skills, financing and land tenure.
Carbon Drawdown Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion
California Farmlink

Savor The Local

Savor the Local is a true farm to table delivery service. Working with restaurants and the public to create a real connection with farmers and Ranchers, chefs and food artisans. Colleen is making some amazing CSA boxes filled with produce as well as pantry items and staples.
Business Pivot Food Access Workforce Continuity


Ocean2taable Delivers incredibly fresh(you can actually taste the ocean) sustainably harvested seafood. Servicing San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Monterey counties. They are now partnering with local food artisans, farmers and chefs to bring you amazing food boxes.
Climate Change Workforce Continuity

Wild Fish Restaurant

100% Local and Organic Fish & Seafood Restaurant. Every thing is seasonal and all our food is made from scratch, making us a leading restaurant on the coast. Unfortunately the restaurant cannot cope with the current closure due to the COVID-19 precautions.
Workforce Continuity
Credibles | Slow Money Monterey Bay

Honey Blossom Retreat Garden

Small nursery business located in Del Rey Oaks, California, dedicated to producing organic vegetable, herb and medicinal plant starts for our local community. We offer our nursery stock exclusively in cow manure pots or in root pouches made of recycled plastic fibers, two of the most environmentally-friendly containers available on the market.
Climate Change Workforce Continuity
Credibles | Slow Money Monterey Bay

The Wild Plum Cafe

Organic Urban Eatery Creating Community through Food in Monterey, CA. A cafe, espresso bar and bakery serving organic, local, handcrafted food. To keep the doors open and the staff employed, the kitchen will upgrades and real changes.
Workforce Continuity
Prepay the Wild Plum Cafe on Credibles

About Us

We are a growing community of individuals passionate about the sustainability of our local food systems and businesses.  

We connect local investors and entrepreneurs representing the Monterey Bay region, which includes Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. 

We organize quarterly gatherings to support and celebrate local food enterprises, promote awareness of local food challenges and opportunities, and encourage community building.

Please reach out if you are interested in learning more and getting involved. We welcome your ideas and love co-hosting events! 

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