The Slow Money Southeast Regional Gathering is going on now and continues through Saturday.
The conference is being put on by the Abundance NC and Slow Money NC, a local group that aggregates money from people in the community to help finance small farms and local food entrepreneurs.
Woody Tasch, who started the Slow Money movement in 2006, is Saturday’s keynote speaker before a dinner at The Plant in Pittsboro. Tickets cost $35 for the keynote speaker, dinner and entertainment. To buy tickets, go to http://www.ncfreshcatch.com/slow-money-southeast-regional-gathering.
Beyond the keynote speaker, there will be a Slow Money Marketplace from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, also. at The Plant in Pittsboro. The pop-up market will feature samples and items for sale from local businesses that have benefited from Slow Money loans.
Those include Compost Now and Kimbap restaurant in Raleigh; Just Bee Apiary and Seal the Seasons in Chapel Hill; Angelina’s Kitchen, Chatham Marketplace, Starrlight Mead, Bella Donna Restaurant, Fatty Owl Farm, Screech Owl Greenhouses, Fair Game Beverage Co. in Pittsboro; Big Spoon Roasters and FoodFWD in Durham; Spring Run Market in Greenville; Lilly Den Farm in Goldston; Carolina Ground Flour in Asheville; and Smoke Signals in Marshall.