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Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference assists good food partners

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Food trends come and go, but the tenet of good eating and healthy living is focusing on good food. While not ever consumer can know her farmer, everyone can support companies and programs that focus on better choices. Many of these small businesses can benefit from financial support. From substantial start-up costs to a sound business plan, a successful business is more than just a great idea. The Good Food Festival is helping these "good" companies succeed.

Launched in 2011, the Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference creates channels for farm and food businesses to access capital to finance their growth. The conference brings together national and regional leaders in finance, farming, food production, distribution, and processing to offer insight, information, and inspiration to entrepreneurs in the expanding local food business sector. Farmers and food entrepreneurs who attend the conference learn about the tools, strategies, and best practices that will help them grow their businesses. One of the most important parts of the conference is a juried Financing Fair that fosters investment in farm and food businesses by connecting entrepreneurs with funders and investors.

In 2013 more than 15 farm and food businesses were selected to participate in the Fair. You can read profiles of some of those businesses here. Successful Good Food businesses like Farmed Here, the largest vertical farm in America, and Joe’s Blues, a Michigan blueberry farm, have financed their companies’ growth through connections made at the Financing Fair.

If you are a farmer or Good Food business owner, or you are in the start up phase of a new venture, check out the application. All applications are due on January 20, 2014.

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