Slow Food USA Blog

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

The Northeast “Grows Out” Heirloom Vegetables

Mar. 13, 2009

This growing season, rare heirloom vegetables are getting special attention in the Northeast. Thanks to efforts spearheaded by Chefs Collaborative (as part of the RAFT Alliance, of which Slow...

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University Dining Halls are Getting a Makeover

Feb. 26, 2009

This past weekend I, along with a Slow Food USA national office colleague and 300+ college students, ventured to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for the Northeast Real Food Summit,...

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Eat it or Lose it: National Pig Day

Feb. 20, 2009

by Slow Food USA intern Laura Kate Morris

March. It conjures up thoughts of melting snow, hatless days, and… pigs? Yes, for all you porcine aficionados, March 1st is National Pig Day....

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Bid on Sustainable Food Adventures

Feb. 18, 2009

New Amsterdam Market’s beautifully and carefully curated online auction has just gone live! If you live on the Northeastern seaboard (or if you would travel to there in order to, say, make...

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Conference on Public Markets

Feb. 9, 2009

Calling all Farmers Market Managers! all Farmers Market Advocates! all Urban Planning Students and Professionals!

Project for Public Spaces is hosting their 7th International Public Markets...

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