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“Gentle Dragons” are looking for Food Entrepreneurs

Posted at September 29, 2012 | By : | Categories : News & Events | 0 Comment

The Blockhouse School, November 9th, 12 pm
Masonic Hall, Baddeck, November 14
th, 6 pm
Wolfville Farmers’ Market, November 17th, 6 pm


Coffee, Tea, Juice, Local Cookies Provided

$5 Contribution Welcome

Money invested in the FarmWorks Community Economic Development Fund provides loans to farms and food-related businesses to help increase the supply of local food, and agricultural and related economic activity. Showcase Events are not funded by shareholder investments.

Local Food Entrepreneurs will present their plans for increasing sustainable production. The “Gentle Dragons” and the Audience will ask questions and make suggestions

Entrepreneurs planning to produce more food in NS – we’d like to hear from you! Applications to present at the Showcase are invited from Nova Scotian entrepreneurs who may be seeking loans in order to increase sustainable production of food. Each entrepreneur will have five minutes and, if desired, up to 10 slides to tell their stories, followed by Q&A and comments from the “Gentle Dragons” and the audience. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to promote their businesses at the event as this is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of your business and products and to build relationships with potential investors, the public and other entrepreneurs.
ownload the loan application from the website or contact Please submit to by Friday, October 26th.

Slow Money: “We must learn to invest as if food, farms and fertility mattered. We must connect investors to the places where they live, creating vital relationships and new sources of capital for small food enterprises.”

FarmWorks mission is to promote and provide strategic and responsible community investment in food production and distribution in order to increase access to a sustainable local food supply for all Nova Scotians. FarmWorks Directors and Advisors will provide a minimum of two hours assistance to qualifying presenters seeking loans from FarmWorks.

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