Have you ever wondered about where your savings are being invested? I have. Would you prefer to support a local enterprise rather than mega-corporations with questionable business practices? I would. These are some of the concerns that initiated my involvement in Local Loans for Local Foods: A Slow Money Group.
For those invested in creating a fair, economic, and ecologically just agrifood system this question of is of utmost importance. If we want to re-localize our production, aggregation, and processing of food, it makes sense to begin with the farmers—with the keepers of the soil and managers of land who have practical knowledge of cultivation and husbandry.