Slow money: growing a local food system
UPPER DELAWARE RIVER REGION — There will be a meeting to introduce Slow Money Delaware River on Tuesday, February 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Narrowsburg Union, 7 Erie Ave. It is a new local organization that offers a way for investors to connect with and support the region’s farmers, small-business and artisan food entrepreneurs, restaurateurs and retail and wholesale purveyors of local and sustainable food. There will be a potluck supper followed by an hour-long discussion and a question-and-answer session.
The mission of Slow Money (www.slowmoney.org), is “to catalyze the flow of capital to local food systems, connecting investors to the places where they live and promoting new principles of fiduciary responsibility that bring money back down to earth.” Moderator Jack Barnett, one of the conveners of Slow Money Delaware River (along with attorney Tony Waldron), will lead the discussion with panelists including Greg Swartz (Willow Wisp Organic Farm, Abrahamsville, PA) and long-time farm-to-table restaurateur Grant Genzlinger (Settlers Hospitality Group, Hawley, PA.)
For the potluck, bring your own plates, cups and utensils as well as a dish (with serving utensil) or non-alcoholic beverage to share, and write down the dish’s ingredients on a card or paper to accompany the dish.