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Stories from a Slow Food Nation

For every fast-food franchise in this country, there is a family recipe, heirloom seed, deeply rooted tradition, or responsible business.

We are not a fast-food nation.

We are putting gardens in schools and saving ancient foods from extinction. We are not frozen hamburger patties and super-sized sodas. We are Manoomin wild rice and Tupelo Honey.

We are a Slow Food nation.

In the Name of Queens
A lot of crazy things happen beneath the surface of NYC. Most of them you don’t realize until they are pointed out. Case and point: a halal slaughterhouse down…
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A Year in Grandpa’s Garden, from Tales of Thatcher Gray
Upon the birth of my son, Thatcher Gray, I became acutely aware of the emerging evidence that our industrialized food machine is taking a tremendous toll on…
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Scent of a City
When I was a kid we used to play a lot of games with blindfolds on. Pin the tail on the donkey, blind man’s bluff, robot and controller, and blind artist –…
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Lindley Dairy
Ann Campbell, Janice Lindley and their brother, Sammy, grew up on their parents’ Chatham County dairy farm. Facing a growing global market and the death of…
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