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  1. Natural Awakenings Magazine

    Natural Awakenings Magazine (www.NaturalAwakeningsMagazine.com) is an example of Slow Media. Nationwide, there are 89 franchises which are publishing monthly articles that relate to slow money, slow food, Sustainable Cities, the Transition Town movement, etc.. Each franchise is helping to build strong local communities by keeping readers abreast of what's really important in their local communities.

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    • Indigenous

      Indigenous is all about beautiful hand made fashion that is good for people & the planet.
      • We design and market premium organic & fair trade apparel to specialty retailers across the United States.
      • What is Organic Apparel? It is apparel made from natural fibers that are grown organically without the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals.
      • What is Fair Trade? Fair trade is an alternative to Sweat Shop Labor that ensures workers receive a fair living wage and are treated with dignity & respect.
      • Indigenous is driven by a passion to increase demand for certified organic…

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      • Community Grains

        Community Grains aims to help rebuild a local grain economy in northern California in less than forty years. In addition to offering superior grains, we intend to provide an information-base for understanding grains, milling, and flour use. We aim to facilitate the development of local grains that are healthy and delicious, support our farmers, and educate by sharing information, forming relationships, and strengthening our local community here in northern California through good food.

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        • Eatery e- vehicle charging stations

          Problem: The chief limitation to the proliferation of electric vehicles in this decade will be the lack of charging stations nationwide.
          Solution: It will be necessary to create this marketplace, and Slow Money and entrepreneurs who open Interstate- exit eateries can make it happen. The concept is that the charging is the draw to the metered power-equipped eateries. The benefits are relaxed, rehydrated, and refreshed drivers and profitable eateries. The federal and state governments will share in the sponsorship and funding of the capital assets of these start-up, lottery-allocated enterprises. The continued lease operation of these stations will rest with…

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          • Nashville Grown

            Nashville Grown is Nashville's first food hub, preparing to launch in May 2012. With a network of urban farms and community gardens within an hour's drive of Nashville's center, Nashville Grown will aggregate and distribute sustainably-grown produce to local restaurants, grocery stores, and institutions. This will increase year-round, 24/7 access to local food, help existing farms grow, and enable new farms--even teeny tiny ones in the urban core--to thrive. www.nashvillegrown.org

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            • ploughshare farm

              www.ploughsharefarm.com Ploughshare Farm has been a proven sucessful CSA model, growing vegetables to over a 1000 people thoughout MN since 2002. Ploughshare Farm also has a mission of helping connect thos that would otherwise be unable to afford organic vegetables. The owner, Gary Brever is the founder of the "Food For Folk Project," an innovative idea that connects local farms with foodshelves thoughout the state of MN. The Food For Folk Project, now headed up by the Emergency Foodshelf Network's, "Harvest for the Hungry Program" enables farmers to get a fair price for their produce while at the same time…

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              • Journey To Bliss

                Clean Food. Simply Made. Intentionally Good For You.

                At Journey To Bliss, we make a line of prepared, raw, vegan food products under the brand name Intentional Food. We strive to employ every concept of intention in our products—from ethically obtained ingredients of the highest nutritional value, to conscious packaging and business practices. We are located in Smyrna, Tennessee, where Intentional Food is produced in a certified commercial kitchen.

                Our product mix consists of fresh, raw vegetable entrees, nut and seed-based fermented cheeses, and fruit and nut desserts. We use the freshest and cleanest ingredients, and prepare each dish without…

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                • Abilicious Bakery

                  http://abiliciousbakery.com/ P.O. Box 940, Pittsboro, NC 27312 Abi Wilson didn't get discouraged when she discovered she had allergies to gluten. Instead, she got busy. With the help of two Slow Money loans, one for a industrial mixer and the other for a commercial grade oven in 2010, she started Abilicious Bakery. Abi makes delicious gluten-free baked goods and granolas, inventing fabulous recipes and adding new customers almost daily! She sources local ingredients as much as possible, sells at local Farmer's Markets, and runs her own gluten-free CSA, or rather CSB. Her snickerdoodles can't be beat. She's added an employee, picked…

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                  • Farmhand Foods

                    www.farmhandfoods.com, Durham, NC, 27701 Farmhand Foods connects North Carolina's pasture-based livestock farmers with local food lovers, restaurants and retailers. They source from a network of small-scale farmers who raise their animals humanely, on pasture, without feeding antibiotics or animal by-products or using added hormones. Farmhand Foods does the legwork necessary to get a consistent selection of quality local meats into local markets. A woman owned business, co-founders, Jennifer Curtis & Tina Prevatte, are passionate about supporting family farms and building a sustainable local food system here in North Carolina. They are committed to paying farmers fairly and to conducting…

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                    • Fort Lauderdale Vegetables

                      www.fortlauderdalevegetables.com Fort Lauderdale Vegetables LLC was founded on the principle that local farms and farmers are fundamental to community building, improving the environment, a source of safe reliable food and creating economical living wage careers in sustainable agriculture.

                      What We Do

                      The primary Operation:
                      Decentralized Farm;

                      An environmentally and economical sustainable urban farming system that creates a network of secure healthy food sources of naturally grown vegetables, fruits, and eggs, while providing local jobs and vocational training in the sustainable agricultural industry.

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                      • Phoenix Public Market

                        As a program of Community Food Connections, a 501c3 non-profit organization, the Phoenix Public Market consists of Urban Grocery & Wine Bar and the Open-Air Markets on Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings. We are also the home of Royal Coffee Bar at the Market.

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                        • Yellow Tree Farm

                          www.YellowTreeFarm.com. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, YellowTree Farm is an urban homestead. We grow produce and raise animals out of our backyard, and forage for fruits, mushrooms, and other edibles around the metro area. Our mission is to demonstrate that people can grow more than just lawns; they can grow food. We strive to be an example of sustainable urban living. With a growing space of less than 1/10 an acre, we have been providing our own food and selling the excess to area restaurants since 2008. This year, with the help of funding from Slow Money's St. Louis…

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                          • Naturelink

                            They have a unique nutritional soil additive. With good soil we get good crops!

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                            • SunCoast Organics

                              SunCoast Organics is a locally owned, family run, 100% certified organic home delivery service located in Sarasota Florida. We offer local organic produce items as well as items from around the country during our Florida off season. We also have just started offering a variety of 100% certified organic staples such as rice, pasta and snacks. The exclusive "produce club" saves customers 15-35% off organic specialty store prices and allows for free delivery within our delivery zone along Southwest Florida's Sun Coast. Our goal is to make lives easier, healthier and happier by providing the things our customers need most…

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                              • Chico Natural Foods

                                Chico Natural Foods is a food co-op dedicated to sustainable practices, buying local and in season, and as a community space for the promotion of sustainable and slow food living. They are located in Chico CA and carry a wide variety of local, CA grown, and natural and healthy foods.

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                                • greener partners

                                  At Greener Partners, we believe local food is the best kind — where those who eat it feel connection to the soil it's grown in and the people who cultivate it. In imagining a better food system, Greener Partners operates community Farm Hubs as resources for local produce and for education — as well as inspiration — about food and farming. Our farmers grow vegetables, herbs and fruit for our own Farm Market, Community Supported Agriculture members and to sell at area farmers' markets. Our education programs engage kids, both on our farms and in area schools, through programs like…

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                                  • Dandelion Communitea Cafe

                                    This is a local restaurant that is an absolute treasure in our community. Having to hold its own against a myriad of chains in the area, this place provides a delicious array of Vegan dishes and features local artwork and music. It gives back to the community endlessly and it's a joy to eat there. -- this business can be found at: Orlando 407-362-1864 julie@dandelioncommunitea.com http://dandelioncommunitea.com

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                                    • Planet Organics

                                      Planet Organics is a locally owned and family operated home delivery service offering top quality organic and local produce, artisan foods, groceries, household items, and organic prepared meals to food lovers throughout Northern California.

                                      www.planetorganics.com
                                      service@planetorganics.com

                                      1-800-956-5855
                                      Planet Organics, Inc.
                                      19449 Riverside Dr., Suite 100
                                      Sonoma, CA 95476

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                                      • Dig It Local

                                        Dig It Local is committed to growing our local food economy by helping farmers extend their market reach with minimal investment, and by introducing a new community of people to the joys, and new tastes of eating fresh, healthy, locally grown and produced foods.

                                        We work with the vendors at farmers' markets to make their goods available online. We then take that online marketplace to an organization outside the reach of the market where people's busy schedules often complicate access to local food. Employees are then able to learn about the farmers and food makers and place custom orders online.…

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