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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Lost Legendary Watermelon Resurfaces

Aug. 8, 2013

A lost treasure of American horticulture has resurfaced in Sumter, South Carolina. The Bradford Watermelon, a ridged dark gray green red-fleshed watermelon with white seeds and splendid taste, has been preserved by eight generations of the Bradford family since the late 1840’s.

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Everybody Say Cheese!

Aug. 5, 2013

From Sept 20-23, the city of Bra in Italy’s northeast will once again host four days of Cheese!

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See you at the market

Aug. 2, 2013

In small town squares and big city centers, farmers markets delicately balance new food innovation with old food traditions. These community-centered markets celebrate the dignity of labor that brings nourishment from field to fork, and provide a safe haven for newcomers to become old friends.

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Eating on the Wild Side: Where Have All the Purple Carrots Gone?

Jul. 31, 2013

Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health by Jo Robinson is a fascinating analysis of the true nutritional content of today’s fruits and veggies.

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From Past to Present: Why Heirloom Varietals Matter

Jul. 25, 2013

A decade ago “heirloom” triggered images of your grandfather’s pocket watch or the delicate veil your great-grandmother wore at her wedding. Talk about “heirloom” nowadays and images of luscious tomatoes in the colors of the rainbow appear before your eyes.

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