UPPER DELAWARE – Slow Money Delaware River will hold its second meeting on Thursday, March 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Narrowsburg Union, 7 Erie Avenue, Narrowsburg.
Following a potluck supper, there will be a panel discussion focusing on “Food Systems Development,
Entrepreneurship and Strategic Planning” led by moderator Greg Swartz of Willow Wisp Organic Farm. Panelists will include Bob Lewis, long-time special assistant for market development in New York State’s Department of Agriculture and Markets, co-founder of NYC Greenmarkets; and Tony Waldron, Esq., one of the co-conveners of SMDR.
Slow Money Delaware River is a new local organization that offers a way for local participants who care about eating healthy food from local farms to invest the region’s food system by connecting with and supporting the region’s farmers, small-business and artisan food entrepreneurs, restaurateurs and retail and wholesale purveyors of local and sustainable food.
As explained on its website (www.slowmoney.org), the mission of Slow Money 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.”
The potluck supper starts at 6 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their own plates, cups and utensils as well as a dish (with serving utensil) or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Please write down the dish’s ingredients on a card or paper to accompany the dish. Presentations and and the panel discussion will begin by 7 p.m.
For more information about the meeting or about Slow Money Delaware River, contact: www.facebook.com/groups/SlowMoneyDelawareRiver; or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Tony Waldron at 570-226-6288.