Virginia Foodshed Capital (Slow Money Virginia) will provide the $1,000 first place prize money for this local business pitch competition in Richmond organized by Real Local RVA, Hatch Kitchen RVA, and The Apple Cart. The preliminary round will take place at Real Local RVA’s October meeting on Oct. 7 at 10:30am. At the preliminary round, 15 local products will be narrowed down to five finalists for the Oct. 15 pitch competition. For more information, Click Here.
Virginia Foodshed Capital will host a workshop at the Virginia Farmers Market Association Annual Conference. Entitled “Business Essentials,” the workshop will focus on how to strengthen your farmers market business. Topics include bookkeeping, cash-flow analysis, marketing, business development (including agritourism!), and use of credit.
The panel will be moderated by Michael Reilly, co-founder of Virginia Foodshed Capital (Slow Money Virginia) and will include experienced market vendors: Heather Coiner from Little Hat Creek Farm, Andrew Bayker from Althea Bread, and Erica Hellen from Free Union Grass Farm
Money Mornings is a monthly breakfast program hosted by Roberta Keller with Alexis Advisors. It is designed to provide our community with free education and a welcoming atmosphere to open the money conversation and learn how to live, spend, and invest intentionally. Join the conversation on Tuesday June 11, from 8-9am, at Ellwood Thompson's Beet Cafe in Richmond when Roberta will be talking with Slow Money Central Virginia co-founder Hunter Hopcroft.
Slow Money Central Virginia co-founder Hunter Hopcroft joins a panel to discuss how you can invest in a more flourishing, just, and equitable future. The presentation is led by Matt Illian, CFP® Executive Director of the Virginia Impact Investing Forum, and the panel is led by Corey Widmer from Third Church RVA. Also on the panel is:
Caroline Nowery, Vice President, Director of Community Investments at Virginia Community Capital (VCC).
Everett Reveley, CFP, Senior Financial Advisor at Alpha Omega Wealth.
Robert Dortch, VP of Program and Community Innovation for Robins Foundation.
Slow Money Central Virginia Co-Founder Michael Reilly participates in a vendor resource panel with BB&T, Certified Naturally Grown, Frontier Kitchen, VA FAIRS, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Farmers Market Association, Lisa Dearden of RVAg is moderator. The panel takes place 9am-10am.
The 20th Anniversary of the VABF Conference will take place this year in Richmond. Be sure to mark your calendar for this year's event. Slow Money CVA will be running a pre-conference workshop to help farmers develop a polished business and marketing presentation.
Slow Money CVA Co-founder Michael Reilly will be participating in a breakout discussion at the 2018 Virginia Farm to Table Conference. Michael will be on a panel with Reverend Dr. Heber Brown III, Senior Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and founder of the Black Church Food Security Network in Baltimore, MD. Rev. Brown is also one of the event's keynote speakers. The event will take place at Blue Ridge Community College’s Plecker Workforce Development Center
Come see and hear two of the most inspiring and charismatic raconteurs you will ever meet in the realm of food and agriculture. Slow Money Founder Woody Tasch and Polyface Farm icon Joel Salatin will present on the topic of Food, Farming, and Finance. It is a rare feat to have this dynamic duo in the same room… at one of our country’s top business schools, no less. Don’t miss it. Woody will be reading from his latest book: SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital. Copies will be available for sale and for signing by Woody.
The event is open to the public and free of charge.
Parking is available in the Darden parking garage.
Join Us for a special presentation by Slow Money founder Woody Tasch at Ellwood Thompson’s, Richmond’s most popular local, organic market. Woody is visiting Central Virginia for several days and this is his first stop. He’ll be reading from his latest book: SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital.
Copies will be available for sale for signing by Woody. The event will take place in the Beet Cafe. It is free of charge.