Topics Under Tag: "food & agriculture"

Maine harvest credit union

A New Credit Union in Maine Will Fund Sustainable Food and Farms

Locavesting Staff | April 6, 2018

A new credit union is hoping to fill a funding gap in Maine for small scale, sustainable farming and food production. Called Maine Harvest, the credit union is in a final fundraising push to reach a $2.4 million capitalization, at which point it can apply for a charter. It is expected to open in early […]

Credibles: Supporting Local Businesses With ‘Edible Credits’ is Just the Start

Amy Cortese | August 19, 2016

Investment crowdfunding may get all the attention these days, but there are other ways of support businesses you love—without all the red tape. One of those is Credibles, an app that lets you pre-pay at your favorite restaurant or food purveyor (like Love & Hummus, shown in photo above), and earn edible credits. Think of […]

You’re an Investor in Food, Whether You Know it or Not

Brian Kaminer | April 4, 2016

“Everyone is an investor in food.” That’s the motto of Slow Money NYC, and it has rung true for me from the first time I heard it. As I started learning how interconnected everything is in life, the principles of Slow Money (a national organization that has inspired local groups like Slow Money NYC as well as […]