Slow Food USA Blog
Reflections, insights and news about the food movement and “going Slow”
Apr. 3, 2014
Slow Food St. Louis’s Biodiversity Micro Grant Program has been supporting the preservation of food biodiversity in the St. Louis food system since 2009. To
date, it has awarded over $55,000 in micro grants to more than 45 small-scale, local farmers, supporting the cultivation of more than 300 heirloom varieties and heritage breeds.
Apr. 3, 2014
Fewer honey bees, bumblebees and monarch butterflies thrive in American farmscapes
today than at any moment during our lifetimes. And yet, how we decide who we choose to purchase our food from can help avert this so-called crisis by providing incentives for pollinator recovery on our farmlands.
Mar. 26, 2014
FoodCorps Service Member, Carly Chaapel, describes how she and a southern New Jersey elementary school teacher found a way to teach Spanish and cultural history through Hispanic-inspired cooking lessons.
Mar. 18, 2014
Josiah Lockart, Executive Manager of Lockhart Family Farm, explains why customers pay more for heritage chickens than conventional chickens. The time to raise heritage chicken takes about 3 to 5 times longer than conventional chicken, which are bred and raised to grow unnaturally fast.
Mar. 13, 2014
One of the perplexities of the farm-to-table movement is that it is both pervasive and scarce all at the same time. Its evolution is spotty. Slow Food Wallowas Co-chair and Author, Lynne Curry, shares her story about her mission to open a farm-to-table tavern in the tiny Oregon town of Lostine.