Longtime Brooklyn Heights resident Dan Horan, Founder/CEO of Five Acre Farms—who was profiled by BHB in 2011—is a finalist for Slow Money USA’s Mamma Chia Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The $50k winner will be announced at the 4th Slow Money National Gathering April 29-30 in Boulder, Colo.
Slow Money is a funder of local food systems, which created the award with organic beverage maker Mamma Chia. The prize, called the Mamma Chia Entrepreneur of the Year Award, will go to one of 25 small food businesses. Mamma Chia donated $25,000, which was matched by the Soil Trust, for a total prize of $50,000.
The 25 food entrepreneur finalists represent small communities from across the U.S. and parts of Canada. The award goes to the food enterprise that “best demonstrates outstanding leadership in the local food movement and best exemplifies the spirit of the Slow Money Principles: a call to invest in food and farms and to create vital relationships, including new sources of capital, for small food enterprises by connecting investors to the places where they live.”