Slow Food USA Blog

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

Unexpected Fans: how football tailgaters gave one family farmer the hope to keep going

Jan. 7, 2015

After showing off our culinary skills over the holidays, this week our Nose-to-Tailgate recipe takes it back to basics with a simple, farmer approved technique for delicious porkchops. But first, the transformative power of a Nose-to-Tailgate...

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Lessons Learned as a First-time Farmer

Jan. 5, 2015

As Monica looks to the next growing season on her farm, she reflects on what the year past has taught here … with some lessons for all of us on our own journeys this year.

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The Chain Never Slows

Oct. 23, 2014

In meatpacking plants, the speed of processing is set by a chain conveyor system, and the industry is governed by a simple philosophy: faster is better. In this op-ed piece journalist Genoways uncovers some of the hidden costs of this system and urges us all to advocate for change.

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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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