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

Nylon Stockings: The Unsung Hero of Seed Saving

Oct. 15, 2013

Did you know that nylon stockings make the ultimate, multipurpose tool? They keep legs warm and physical imperfections under wraps; they are maggot barriers for emerging apples; and, in a pinch, they’re nice material for that last minute bungee cord. But we at Seed Savers have been privy to a very unsung use for the common pantyhose: they make a darned safe way to mail your prized heirloom seeds.

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Crop Mobs: Building Muscle, Helping Farmers, Making Friends & Saving Heirloom Garlic

Oct. 11, 2013

Slow Food Chicago is getting down and dirty. As in city folks getting their hands in the soil, boots in the mud, digging, planting, pulling, and washing.

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Around AsiO Gusto in 10 Bites

Oct. 9, 2013

From flammable nuts to grasshopper sauce, some of the interesting tastes on offer from producers from at AsiO Gusto, the region’s first international Slow Food event.

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Where Farmers Markets and CSAs Fall Short

Oct. 4, 2013

Mary Berry, daughter of poet Wendell Berry, wants to take local food beyond ‘a faddish economy.’

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Cheese Wrapped Up

Sep. 27, 2013

Slow Food’s international event, Cheese finished up on Monday, wrapping up four days of markets, taste workshops, conferences, dinners and festivities – all with this great food at center-stage. The biennial event brings Slow Food’s network of artisan dairy producers, cheesemongers, herders and experts to the streets of Bra – a historic cheese aging center for northwestern Italy and home to the association’s headquarters.

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