Many locals are getting invested in our local food system.
Thank you to all the participants at Slow Money Entrepreneur Showcase during the National Heirloom Expo!
The National Heirloom Exposition is a not-for-profit event centered on the pure food movement, heirloom vegetables, and anti-GMO activism. With more than 70 speakers and 250 natural food vendors, last year’s event was the largest gathering in pure food history! The Heirloom Expo has gained incredible interest among home growers, farmers, school groups and the general public–so much so that it is being called the “World’s Fair of the pure food movement”!
Slow Money is about investing in communities by supporting local, sustainable food and farming enterprises. At the Entrepreneur Showcase, attendees can find out more about this exciting new movement, to meet and mingle with local food entrepreneurs, and to learn how to support sustainable food systems.
The showcase featured local, sustainable food entrepreneurs and farmers, including:
- Tara Firma Farms: Sonoma County Meat & Vegetable CSA
- Smartgardener.com: Online Organic Garden Management Software
- SoW: Heirloom Fruit & Vegetable Juice Drinks to order
- Credibles: Fund your favorite food businesses by Pre-Paying Your Purchases
- Dig Deep Farms: Alameda County Deputy Sheriff League builds network of urban farms & CSA to support community.
Other Expo speakers on Thursday included Harvindar Singh, Bay Area Forager for Whole Foods, Michael Dimock, Executive Director of Roots of Change and fermentation maestro Sandhor Katz.