2014 Slow Money Maine Regional Gathering — Grow It! The New Food Economy, May 2

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The first ever regional Slow Money Maine Regional Gathering offers exciting opportunities for connections, engagement and education about how we can contribute to our growing food economy. With a focus on The New Food Economy, the gathering begins with a Food and Spirits Tour: What’s Brewing in Portland on Thursday, May 1st from 1:30 to 7pm, and continues with a daylong gathering on Friday, May 2nd, from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Speakers include John Naylor of Rosemont Market, Marada Cook of Crown O’Maine Organic Cooperative and Northern Girl, and Ben Slayton of Farmers Gate Market.

2014 Slow Money Maine Regional Gathering
Slow Money Maine
Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St, Portland, ME

Thursday, May 1st 1:30 – 7pm
Food and Spirits Business Tour: What’s Brewing in Portland? & Taste of Slow Money Maine Social Hour
A walking tour of the exciting, emerging cluster of businesses and food related activity in Portland’s Bayside neighborhood.  Over the last several years, Bayside has become home to a cluster of food and ‘brew’ businesses – beer, spirits, kombucha and coffee. The entrepreneurs frequently host collaborative events that are attracting attention and people to the neighborhood.  The walking tour will begin at 1:30 in the parking lot outside Maine Craft Distilling at 101 Fox Street in Portland, where you can leave your car.  Feel free to join us at any point during the tour.

Friday, May 2nd 8:30am – 4:30pm
Daylong Gathering: Grow It! The New Food Economy
Join Slow Money Maine in Portland to learn about the realities of food system businesses in New England. We’ll be sharing case study conversations with entrepreneurs, investors and mentors, and have an abundance of networking time too. Learn about the stages of business growth and how we as a network participate in this emergence and shaping of our new food economy.

For more information: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-slow-money-maine-regional-gathering-tickets-4522382568

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