Foodie Funding

Beth Kowitt writes about Eileen Gordon Chiarello’s new fundraising platform, Barnraiser, which is “essentially a Kickstarter for the foodie world”:

“‘Our objective is to take the power I’ve seen in crowdfunding and apply it to the 41 million Americans who align themselves with health and sustainability,’ she tells Fortune.

“Through Barnraiser, that community has funded projects like a new creamery barn for a farm in Nebraska, a wood-fired oven at a bakery in North Carolina, a conference on the future of meat and a hub for information on sustainable beekeeping.”