Supporting small food and farm businesses

Through volunteer work and non-profit structure, more than a fifteen small food businesses have been advised, coached and provided with peer to peer loans totaling more than $650,000. The Slow Money SLO team stays in close touch with its food entrepreneurs and strives to keep them on a sustainable pace of growth, while building the SLO County food system and economy. See our vision, mission and goals for 2016 here.

 Updates and Upcoming Events


Two events are planned for October 6th & 7th, featuring Woody Tasch, Founder and Chairman of Slow Money and author of “Slow Money: Investing As If Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered”.

Growing Small Food and Farm Businesses

Woody Tasch Event 10-6

Thursday October 6, 5:30 pm, at the SLO Guild Hall, we will have a food business owner panel discussion to discuss secrets of their success, by local food and farm business owners. Woody will also speak. Donations to attend this event are welcome, food will be available for purchase. MORE DETAILS

Woody Tasch Event 10-7

On October 7, 5:30 pm, take a special opportunity to meet Woody and local, artisan food entrepreneurs. We will have a ticketed event at Niner Wine Estates in Paso Robles, featuring the fine food of Chef Maegen Loring made from local, artisan food producers and farms. Tickets for this event are $60, and includes food, wine and garden tours. MORE DETAILS

Tickets may be purchased at

Thanks to the Cal Poly Center for Sustainability for their assistance with these events and to our generous food/farm donors for providing us with local flavor to share!

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Manzanita Manor Logo   NINER Logo   Mama Ganache Logo

All GoodBack Porch Bakery   whale-bird-logo   Kandarian Organic Farms

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