Welcome to Slow Money NCWe founded Slow Money NC in May, 2010 and have been catalyzing community financing for local, sustainable farmers and food entrepreneurs in North Carolina ever since.

To date over 100 generous people have made 145 low-interest loans to over 60 enterprises, totaling over 1.2M dollars. You can read about the marvelous farmers and local food entrepreneurs here.  And can learn how to get a Slow Money NC loan, or how to become a potential Slow Money lender.

Piemonte Cheese – Fabian and Sandra make fabulous artisnal, aged cheeses in Burlington, NC thanks to a Slow Money loan for a cheese cave.

Please sign the Slow Money Principles, and learn about Slow Money at the national level, as well as the Credibles program.

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Slow Money NC co-founder, Carol Peppe Hewitt tells how Slow Money NC got started, and shares the compelling stories of the first two dozen borrowers and several of their lenders in Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food With Slow Money, published by New Society Publishers in 2013. It’s a blueprint for how we use community financing to build resilience in our local food economies.

Please help us keep catalyzing loans. We are a non-profit, so your donation is crucial to keeping this project alive.

Thanks for your slow money turtle logo2interest in community finance and sustainability.

~ Carol and the Slow Money NC team