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Slow Food USA Blog

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

The Price of Perfection

Apr. 26, 2013

It’s tough not being perfect. Everyone who has ever had a bad hair day knows that. And that’s no more true than for those misshapen, oddly sized fruits and vegetables that Mother Nature inevitably produces.

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Policy


Perennial Plate: La Minga

Oct. 2, 2012

A “Minga” is a traditional form of organization from 600-700 years ago in South America. Today, Nelson Escobar coordinates a large urban farm in order to collectively survive in a competitive society.

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Food Justice


Can Ark of Taste survive Katrina and Isaac?

Sep. 13, 2012

Lester & Linda L’Hoste have been working to preserve the organic Ark of Taste satsuma on their citrus farm in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and now Isaac.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Farms and Farming, News, Current Event, Slow Food Chapters in Action, Take Action


Wisdom from a New Generation of Farmers

Aug. 20, 2012

Thoughts from 2 Colorado farmers looking to help bring down the average age for farmers & open up more opportunities for a new generation of growers.

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Youth Food Movement


Perennial Plate: A New Spin on Camp Food

Aug. 14, 2012

We’ve teamed up with Daniel Klein and the folks over at Perennial Plate to deliver monthly video stories, our second dispatch features a truly unique youth summer camp.

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Youth Food Movement


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