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Thursday, July 27 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Beyond the Farmers Market: Bridging the Gap Between Intention and Profitability LIMITED

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Whether organic, nut-free, GMO-free, paleo, high protein, low-sugar, fair trade, eco-friendly, responsibly sourced, or nutrient dense... many products in the natural foods industry are founded with the mission of social benefit. Often based on personal experience, founders see a path to a healthier happier individual and planet through a better food choice. The gap between a mission-driven product and profitability, however, can be vast. Join us as our panelists, all representing part of the puzzle, explore the dynamics of the path to profitability.

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Brian Coppom

Executive Director, Boulder County Farmers Market
Brian Coppom brings more than 20 years in business operations, business development and product development experience to the Boulder County Farmers’ Markets. As Executive Director of Colorado's top growers-only markets in Longmont and Boulder, Coppom directs the nonprofit organization's... Read More →

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Tara Burkley

Sr. Research Strategist, New Hope Natural Media
I love bringing data, insights and consumer realities to life for companies. My background of working with emerging brands (I LOVE the energy of entrepreneurs!), large CPG, Fortune 500, and smaller companies provides a comprehensive understanding of challenges and growth opportunities... Read More →
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Nancy Coppom

Founder & CEO, Inglorious Monk Bakery
Founder, Inglorious Monk Bakery - we make whoopie pies that are free of dairy, gluten, eggs, nuts, soy, GMOs, artificial colors & artificial flavors, NOT free of glorious high quality taste!  Founded in 2012 (I sold my CPA practice that I’d built and run from 1994 to 2010, in 2010... Read More →

Shawn Edmonds

Founder, Bloombox Foods
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Willow King

CEO, Ozuke
Willow King is the co-founder and CEO of Ozuké, which she and a partner created 5 years ago. Previous to the natural food world, she was involved in sales, marketing and PR for the outdoor industry and online/ print magazines. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her family.
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Woody Tasch

Founder & Chairman, Slow Money
Woody Tasch is the Founder and Chairman of the Slow Money Institute and author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered (Chelsea Green). Since 2010, dozens of local Slow Money networks and investment clubs have catalyzed the flow... Read More →

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