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Recent Posts

  • CFFP moves to Philanthropy Northwest

    Slow Money Northwest has been successful in developing innovative approaches to financing regional food and farm businesses. Our latest innovation, the Cascadia Foodshed Funding Project (CFFP), has brought different types of investors together, particularly foundations and individual impact investors, to focus on using market-based... Read Full Post →

  • Don’t Miss the WA Artisan Cheesemakers Festival!

    The third annual Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival returns to the Seattle Design Center on Saturday, September 27. This year’s festival will feature over 80 cheeses and dairy products from 23 Washington cheesemakers including many of the recent American Cheese Society award winners plus... Read Full Post →

  • FREE Course:

    Want to take your business concept to the next level? Working with our colleagues at the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, Fledge and Kick, we’ve become great believers in the lean startup approach. Lean companies test their markets and develop their customer base... Read Full Post →

  • Slow Money Thriving in Oregon

    Community investing efforts are growing across the Pacific Northwest! There are various LION networks in the region, different crowdsourcing efforts, and two formal networks in Oregon that have organized around Slow Money. South Willamette Valley Inspired by a visit from Woody Tasch to the University... Read Full Post →

  • Faith in food for Seattle’s Central District

    Seattle’s newest farm to table operation, complete with a 22-acre vegetable farm in Duvall, wasn’t started by chefs in Capitol Hill. It wasn’t built by a farming collective in Ballard or a community co-op in Fremont. G.R.E.A.N. House Coffee & Cafe was... Read Full Post →


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