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Slow Food USA Blog

Reflections, insights and news about the food movement and “going Slow”

Celebrating and Preserving Livestock Genetic Diversity

Aug. 18, 2014

The list of names of the more than 100 Slow Meat delegates reads like a Who’s Who of the sustainable food animal world. Many are farmers, ranchers and veterinarians who are working to preserve endangered breeds of livestock and poultry.

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Vegetable Cooking Challenges from the Slow Food USA Community

Aug. 12, 2014

From a surplus of celery to trouble staying full, chef Deborah Madison is helping us tackle everyday vegetable cooking challenges by responding to questions submitted through our social media community. Read on to pick up some great ideas from one of America’s most experienced and talented vegetable-lovers!

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Ithaca Farmers Market: A Slow Food Pioneer

Aug. 7, 2014

Not only is the Ithaca Farmers Market one of the most rustic and bountiful markets in the United States, it is historically recognized for pioneering a vision around Slow Food.

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National Farmers’ Day

Aug. 4, 2014

We demand that the president of the United States, with the full support of the United States Congress, declare a National Farmers’ Day to celebrate the people responsible for our agriculture — past, present, and future. An exclusive excerpt from “The Carnivore’s Manifesto.”

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Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy

Jul. 30, 2014

It is 77 degrees in the pasture where my sheep and their lambs are grazing contentedly on the tall grass whose roots reach deep into the soil, carrying water to the otherwise dry surface. Tall grass helps ensure pasture health and ultimately the health of my sheep. At the same time, the temperature in my kitchen is 119 degrees. I remove a dozen baguettes from the oven and prepare to load eight pain au levain. 

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