Image: front cover Buy Ebook Now
  •  CDN $17.95     CDN $11.65
  •  USD $17.95     USD $11.65

Ebook – 224 pages
BISAC: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Green Business
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781771421188
Pub. Date: 2013-04-01

About the Author

Carol Peppe Hewitt

Carol Peppe Hewitt is a business owner, social entrepreneur and life-long activist. She is cofounder of Slow Money NC which works to finance North Carolina's sustainable food and farming economy by connecting individuals committed to building local food systems with entrepreneurs who have compelling needs for capital. Growing up in rural Northwest Connecticut, Carol watched as working farms disappeared one by one. She now works to change that trend, guiding patient capital to sustainable farmers and food businesses in North Carolina.

view author profile

Financing our Foodshed (EPUB)

Growing Local Food with Slow Money

by Carol Peppe Hewitt



In towns and cities across North America, a quiet revolution is underway. Fed up with sending their money off to make a fast buck in faraway markets, people are putting their money to work where they live, in markets they trust and understand - starting with food.

Financing Our Foodshed is a collection of real life stories of these Slow Money pioneers and the local food entrepreneurs - sustainable farmers, bakers, restaurateurs, and more - they have chosen to support.

Fueled by their desire to do more than just eat local food, lenders of "nurture capital" are making low-interest, peer-to-peer loans to the people who produce, process, distribute and sell local food. Meet these passionate food entrepreneurs like:

  • Abi, talented artist-turned-baker, who borrowed the funds to start a gluten-free bakery.
  • Angelina, owner of a Greek local foods restaurant, who refinanced exorbitant credit card debt incurred by renovations.
  • Chatham Marketplace, a much-loved grocery co-op whose monthly loan payments were reduced by a third, thanks to an ambitious collaboration between 16 investors.

Financing Our Foodshed tells the compelling stories of ordinary people doing something extraordinary, and will appeal to anyone who understands the critical importance of sustainably grown local food and resilient local economies, and wants a blueprint to get us there.

You might also enjoy

Your Edible Yard

Your Edible Yard

Landscaping with Fruits and Vegetables

Journey into the good food movement by unleashing the potential of your yard, transforming it into a beautiful and vibrant space that offers a …

view title info
The Elderberry Book

The Elderberry Book

Forage, Cultivate, Prepare, Preserve

Once a staple in homes across the world, and found along every highland, highway, and hedgerow, the forgotten elderberry is making a comeback. Its …

view title info
Solar Electricity Basics - Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

Solar Electricity Basics - Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

Powering Your Home or Office with Solar Energy

Climate change and limits to fossil fuels compel us to find safer, more economical, and more sustainable ways to meet our needs for electricity. And, …

view title info
The Ethical Meat Handbook, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

The Ethical Meat Handbook, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

From sourcing to butchery, mindful meat eating for the modern omnivore

Nutrition, environmental impact, ethics, sustainability – it seems like there’s no end to the food factors we must consider. At the center of the …

view title info
The Happiness Policy Handbook

The Happiness Policy Handbook

How to Make Happiness and Well-Being the Purpose of Your Government

Thomas Jefferson said that “the purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness.” Yet only now, 240 …

view title info

New Society Publishers have decided to sell their ebooks without copy protection or DRM (Digital Rights Management) so that customers can enjoy full use of their ebook purchase. In return we expect our customers to respect this decision.

By clicking in the box below, you agree that you will:

  • NOT make illegal or unauthorized copies of our ebooks.
  • ONLY make copies of our ebooks for backup purposes.
  • NOT sell or give copies of our ebooks to family, friends, associates, etc., or upload to any file-sharing sites.
I agree to the above terms and conditions
Our ebooks are available in PDF or EPUB format.
Please choose the correct format for your device.
Buy EPUB Version