Slow Food USA Blog

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

Royal Vegetables in the Queen’s Backyard

Jun. 16, 2009

by Slow Food USA intern Regina Fitzsimmons

Last week, Prince Philip dined on Cambridge Favourite strawberries to celebrate his 88th birthday. But he didn’t eat just any...

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Growing Out Magic Beans

Jun. 10, 2009

by Anne Obelnicki, Chefs Collaborative RAFT Grow-Out Coordinator

Like most Tuesdays, I was working from home yesterday. At lunchtime I took my two dogs out for a quick stroll around the three...

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Sustainable Food Producers and Conservationists Need to Co-Exist

May. 14, 2009

Marin County Oyster Farmer at Crossroads with National Park Service

A major debate is bubbling up in Drakes Bay in Marin County, Calif., testing the ideals of sustainable farmers, ranchers,...

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Spring Ushers In Unusual Edibles

May. 13, 2009

Lynn Peemoeller is a food systems planner and president of Slow Food Chicago

Spring hits Chicago like an overdue baby. It’s a welcome relief when buds start to blossom and life shoots up...

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Oh, That’s a Heritage Chicken

May. 8, 2009

On April 17, our RAFT partner, American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, publicly unveiled a Heritage Chicken Definition.

Generally, we think of heritage as meaning foods that are naturally produced...

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