This year hit so many people in the food industry devastatingly hard. We wish we could help them all. Thanks to many of you in the Slow Money NC family, we were able to help these farmers and food business owners, and thankfully they are thriving. There were more, and we will keep adding to this page so you can meet them all. But for now, here they are ~ chicks to chickens, baked goods sweet and sour, marvelous mushrooms, and more.
Founder and Farmer, Off Grid in Color, LLC
Chantel’s Slow Money NC loan financed the purchase of so many baby chicks! You can follow Chantel on Instagram @offgridincolor for a nearly daily update of her work, and learn about her Land and Labor campaign to raise funds to create a homestead sanctuary/farm for health and wellness!
Kisha and Ayoni Jeffries, and the Handèwa Farms collective (Ayoni and Sophia pictured)
Handèwa Farms is a passionate, indigenous-led farming collective that seeks to provide organic, healthy food to all. Funds raised helped Kisha Jeffries purchase a permanent home for her family that is much closer to the farm. The Handèwa Farms ongoing fundraiser can be found here.
Owner and beekeeper of Silver Spoon Apiaries
Silver Spoon Apiaries, Inc. sells honey and other hive products produced through natural beekeeping methods, as well as bees and beekeeping equipment/supplies. They manage 400-500 hives located throughout Pender, New Hanover, and Brunswick counties! Slow Money NC helped them ensure a sufficient supply of honey as they continued to recover from Hurricane Florence.
More info at: silverspoonapiaries
Owner/Baker of Alicia’s Homemade Cakes, LLC
“If you are looking for a good homemade cake or dessert then you are in the right place. [With the help of a Slow Money loan] I took my passion from my home kitchen and into Burlington, NC. We continue to create homemade quality by using fresh local ingredients.”
Find her on Facebook
Director and Co-founder, Rebel Goat Farm
“Rebel Goat Farm is here for the healing of our veterans, first responders, private contractors and their families. Our goal is to rebuild the lives and hearts of those who have served and are in need. Slow Money helped them “fence in our pasture for our small herd of goats to start growing them so we can get milk to make soaps, lotions, cheese, and more.”
Owner/Baker, GeGe The Neighbor Cupcakery
Homemade specialty crafted and custom baked goods including cupcakes, cakes, cookies and more.
Thanks to a Slow Money loan, Gege was able to move her certified kitchen from her home to a space adjacent to the cupcake shop adding ease, efficiency and increased offerings.
Co-owner and Baker, Sour Bakery
Sour Bakery has been in operation for nearly 4 years, specializing in slow fermented bread and pastries (sourdough) and selling at the Fearrington & Carrboro farmers markets, and wholesale in Alamance County. Their Slow Money NC loan helped them purchase a 30 quart mixer so they can produce more bread, pizza dough, and croissants.
Laura & Ches Stewart
Haw River Mushrooms, LLC
Once again a Slow Money NC lender stepped up to help Haw River Mushrooms take their business to the next level. They acquired a much larger and better location for their home and business and Slow Money helped with the move. Expect even more mushrooms and mushroom products available soon!