Ten new Slow Money NC to seven local farmers and food enterprises brings our total to $572,800 in local money that’s now helping make our local food enterprises stronger and happier!
With 78% of our country in a drought, it makes even more sense to support a wide variety of small, sustainable farmers and food businesses, right here in NC. Ten Slow Money NC lenders stepped up to do just that.
Which meant that Tucker at Lilly Den Farm in Goldston found the perfect used skidsteer, and Alfred in Cedar Grove now has a brand new tiller. Angelina, of our much loved Angelina’s Kitchen in Pittsboro, replaced her dying coolers, and Zuma’s Cookies in Marshall got help with their expansion. David and Robyn Heeks, who started Heeks Farm in Rougemont were able to buy a mobile walk-in cooler and a precision seeder, and Calee’s Coops in Rosman can now build a much-needed additional chicken coop. Lastly Mark opened Tamashii in Wilmington just a few days ago, the first sustainable sushi restaurant in the Southeast, and even in his first week his customer base is growing rapidly.
We will be hosting Slow Money NC gatherings around the state in August and September, meeting folks who want to make a difference by supporting local food businesses – and hearing about the exciting projects we might help finance.
See you there!