Paul Slomp, a beef farmer in Ottawa shared his story of local food and finance this Saturday at a Bring Home Food conference in Peterborough, Ontario. His story contains a great many lessons about local food, local finance and the possibility of a different, more intimate way of doing business.
When Paul set out to start his farm he sought seed capital. Finding no purchase through traditional means, he struck on another idea. A casual conversation with a lawyer friend of his led to a social finance innovation.