I often refer to Slow Money as “the CSA of investing.” As with community-supported agriculture, our efforts revolve around informal, direct relationships and shared risk. Slow Money funding is flowing in a variety of ways in dozens of communities across the United States (and a few in Canada and France) — peer-to-peer lending, investment clubs, angel networks and pitch fests at public events large and small.
Raid your garden or farmers’ market for local ingredients to add to these creative cocktails.
I can’t help but notice that the farm-to-table trend that has dominated restaurants over the past few years is now extending to my favorite watering holes as well. Locally grown berries, herbs plucked from the restaurant’s own garden, cucumbers from the farmers' market, are among the ingredients appearing in cocktail menus here and across the country. My local farmers’ market in Atlanta even had a cocktail contest featuring our most popular crop: peaches.