Slow Living Summit to focus on ‘Future of Women in Food Entrepreneurship’

BRATTLEBORO — The ninth annual Slow Living Summit will take place in Brattleboro on Thursday, June 6, and Friday, June 7.

Presented by Strolling of the Heifers and Windham Grows, the Summit's focus is “The Future of Women in Food Entrepreneurship” and its goal is to bring together diverse entrepreneurs in the farm and food industries, providing the tools, resources, and mentorship they need to grow socially responsible businesses.

“We invite and hope that people from all communities can join us for this year's Summit,” Orly Munzing, founder of Strolling of the Heifers, said in a news release. “This year will focus on women's stories, but men, women and non-binary people are part of those stories.”

Panels this year include Law in the Era of #MeToo, Non-traditional Financing for Women and Other Underserved Communities, and How the Co-op Model Works for Women.

Speakers include economist, author, and Honor the Earth co-founder Winona LaDuke, former Vermont gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, NPR's Planet Money host Stacey Vanek Smith, and principal founder of Breakthru Beverage, Charles Merinoff.

For the full Summit schedule, speakers, and registration information, visit

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