Slow Food Columbia is one of 200+ Slow Food USA chapters, located in Columbia, South Carolina. Our mission is to support the movement behind GOOD, CLEAN and FAIR foodways in the Midlands and beyond. Our convivium hosts workshops, potlucks and other events throughout the year to celebrate local + seasonal flavors; to showcase the culinary talents of our region's chefs, farmers, + artisan producers; to strengthen connections between members of our local food community; and to educate the public about the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Slow Kitchen

Led by Slow Food Columbia member Jana Fredericks, The Slow Kitchen is a new cooking club in town that is a spin-off of Slow Food Columbia. The group meets regularly to cook meals made with good, clean and fair food. If you've been looking to get more involved in the hands-on sharing and preparing of local food, this is the meeting for you! Contact Jana Fredericks at jana dot fredericks at gmail dot com (spelling this out so the spam bots don't get her).

In the meantime, check out some of these delicious holiday recipes Jana has posted on her website.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Slow Food Columbia Celebrates Thanksgiving Early with Potluck

Our November meeting was a potluck and we had a great turn out. Look at those "purple haze" carrots from City Roots! Not to mention the delicious local shrimp, sausage, beans, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and basil members brought (plus much more).



Thanks, Slow Foodies, for a the good food and conversation. Keep your eyes peeled for an email update.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Call to Action from a Local Organic Farmer

We recently got wind of a terrific letter -- a call to action, really -- written by one of our most active Slow Food Columbia members, Ben Dubard. He sent it out this week to the CSA he runs with his wife Kristen at their organic farm in Cedar Creek, SC, Five Leaves Farm, and we wanted to put it out there should some budding Slow Food enthusiasts come across it and feel inspired.

Here's an excerpt (we've added some headers in bold and a few  links out to thought-provoking sites, blogs, etc. for you multi-taskers out there):



Why Vote Organic with Your Grocery Dollar?
How is it that the food I grow can cost more? Well, there are a myriad of answers to that question, and whole books have been written on the subject.

The Problem with Those Cheaper, Conventionally Farmed Meats and Veggies
In brief, the cheap way to grow food is to spray toxic chemicals, pollute the soil and the water, employ illegal immigrants and abuse them, and ruthlessly seek to eliminate competition. While I generally don't talk like this to avoid making people uncomfortable (who wants to walk around all day feeling guilty for what they have eaten?), it needs to be discussed.

Our Opportunity
Restoring the health of the planet through farming is possibly the greatest environmental opportunity out there. Even as corporations steal the good name that organic farmers have labored to make, the urgency of restorative agriculture has taken precedence.

Concrete Goals: Build Topsoil, Eschew Agricultural Chemicals
It is no longer enough merely to do no harm; it is time to fix the problems at the root. I see our job as growing food AND building topsoil. By building topsoil we sequester CO2. By building topsoil we assist the land in producing clean water. By refraining from using agricultural chemicals, the amphibians and fish in our waters thrive. Birds come in profusion to our farm to eat the insects that are kept in balance by not poisoning the fields.

I could go on at length, but I hope that you get the idea.

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Hey Slow Food Columbia! See you at our All-Local Potluck this Monday, Nov. 16! 6:30pm, 2404 Park; bring your favorite autumn dish made with all local ingredients, and consider bringing $5 or more for our farmer friends in Georgia. The September rains left many farms ruined. You can read more about these farms on the Slow Food Atlanta website and watch relevant video. Please help us support our fellow members to build their farms back!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Heard of the Southern Foodways Alliance?

Any of you Slow Food Columbians familiar with the Southern Foodways Alliance?

(Slow Food Columbia members Emile deFelice of Caw Caw Creek Pastured Pork and Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills have -- they are SFA Hall of Fame inductees!)

At the most recent monthly Slow Food Columbia meeting, we were discussing the fact that we'd like to know even more about like-minded* organizations, websites, and blogs throughout South Carolina and the greater Southeast United States.

The Southern Foodways Alliance has just won a 2009 Travel + Leisure Global Vision Award, given for "the latest and best efforts at cultural preservation, environmental conservation, and community-building through tourism." They provide a great model for outreach, publishing, and promotion. See below!

*Hey, Slow Food Columbia! Do you know of other local, regional, and national blogs, websites, or organizations from whom we might take further inspiration in our mission to promote "good, clean and fair" food in South Carolina and beyond? Comment below! 

From page two of the Travel + Leisure article:
Culinary Heritage: Southern Foodways Alliance, Oxford, Mississippi
"An exuberant champion of Southern food culture—from its barbecue pit masters and bourbon distilleries to its butterscotch-pie breakfasts and deviled-eggs competitions—the Southern Foodways Alliance celebrates and records the region’s diverse gastronomic landscape through documentary films, books, and not-for-the-calorie-shy field trips and events. The Alliance’s food-trails program, which has mapped a Tamale Trail through the Mississippi Delta, a Barbecue Trail in the Southeast, and Boudin and Gumbo Trails across Louisiana, introduces travelers to the small-scale producers and off-the-beaten path restaurants that are the soul of Southern cuisine."

The Southern Foodways Alliance is an institution of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Their blog is here: http://southernfoodways.blogspot.com/
 
Thanks to Slow Food Columbia member (and recent State Art Collection inductee!) Anna Redwine for reminding us about this engaging resource!

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Photo reprinted, some rights reserved, from the Southern Foodways Alliance Flickr page.
Post author Tracie Broom is a freelance writer/editor and South Carolina native, back in Columbia after 10 years as Food Editor at San Francisco, CA city guide SF Station. She publishes a foodie blog called The Yum Diary and is thrilled to rejoin the Midlands' flourishing progressive community.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Latest Issue of The Snail, Slow Food USA's Member Magazine

View the latest issue of the Slow Food member magazine, The Snail, online! Now with a new digital format, Slow Food USA's quarterly magazine is in its tenth issue, Fall 2009.

In this issue: Julie Shaffer, Slow Food governor for the southeast region, and Judith Winfrey, chapter leader for Slow Food Atlanta, discuss the four community gardens the chapter has chosen to support for one year.

You can check it out here!


Monday, October 19, 2009

Eat Local Mov't Hits S.C. State Fair!

Despite the regular sea of fried dough and mystery meat-on-a-stick vendors, the Slow Food movement is actually in effect at the South Carolina State Fair!

Blanche Weathers, wife of South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) Commissioner Hugh Weathers, gave a great "eat local" cooking demo in the Cantey Building on Friday.

Showing Love to the CSA Box
She focused on describing how she uses the produce in her Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) box from Pinckney's Produce.

(You know, the weekly farmshare box you see at Rosewood Market. Kudos to Pinckney's; like Five Leaves Farm [which is organic -- even bigger kudos!], they're sold out for their Fall 2009 CSA season!)

Weathers had a nice little audience gathered to try her local shrimp and pasta salad. (Tasty!) Nice to see fellow South Carolinians interested in the provenance of what goes into their bellies, no?

What are your favorite "eat local" restaurants, merchants, chefs, farms, etc.? 

Use the comment form below to jot down your short list of Slow Food-ish businesses. We want to hear from you!

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Post author Tracie Broom is a freelance writer/editor and South Carolina native, back in Columbia after 10 years as Food Editor at San Francisco, CA city guide SF Station. She publishes a foodie blog called The Yum Diary and is thrilled to rejoin the Midlands' flourishing progressive community.
(Photos by author.)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Urban Farm Crops up at Owens Field!

Been wondering* about that snazzy new urban farm next to Owens Field?

Here's the story! Architect Robbie McClam's exciting new venture, City Roots, as covered by The State newspaper writer Jeff Wilkinson:

"Part of Green Movement, Farm Sprouts in City"

A pond to raise tilapia, that most sustainable and eco-friendly of farmed fish? Excellent. Recycling the nitrate-rich pond water through troughs of micro-greens hanging above the fish pond? Brilliant!

*Want to share this story on Facebook or Twitter with others in Columbia, South Carolina and beyond? Click the "SHARE" box at the very top of this web page. Good news likes to get around!

photo from original article by TIM DOMINICK/tdominick@thestate.com
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Post author Tracie Broom is a freelance writer/editor and South Carolina native, back in Columbia after 10 years as Food Editor at San Francisco, CA city guide SF Station. She publishes a foodie blog called The Yum Diary and is thrilled to rejoin the Midlands' flourishing progressive community.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Organic, Macrobiotic Chef Lecture next Thursday, Oct. 22

A good referral is gold. If I need a doctor, lawyer, physical therapist or HVAC specialist, I want a proven all-star. Here's one for the books: a chef, author and nutrition coach who takes Slow Food principles to the next level.

How My Cousin Kicked Cancer without Pain
My elder cousin not only beat breast cancer last year after being referred to nutritional consultant Roxanne Koteles-Smith of Asheville, below -- she also went through chemo with zero pain. That's right. No pain. No nausea. Apparently, that's totally unheard of. All of her doctors and nurses were shocked.

Garden to Table: A Carolina Tradition
Although our family comes from long line of Kershaw County folk who, like many Carolinians, are well accustomed to eating local from the family garden plot or farmer's market, it's also totally unheard of to eliminate staples like gluten, sugar, and dairy, much less to incorporate "hippie food" like seaweed and umeboshi plum-flaxseed oil vinaigrette into one's diet. (No offense to hippies! We love hippies.)

A Very Strategic -- and Delicious -- Macrobiotic Diet
However, because my cousin took the Roxanne plunge and converted to a protein-rich, exclusively organic and local diet (with lots of macrobiotic bells and whistles), she accomplished what Western medicine couldn't. And deliciously! Roxanne's C.V. includes stints at The Breakers in Palm Beach and the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco.

Get Schooled
Roxanne's giving a presentation next Thursday at a colleague's office space in Northeast Columbia, and starting the following Thursday, October 29, she's running a series of 6 weekly cooking classes in a private home, this time focused on achieving weight loss.

Although she does business through Greenlife Grocery in Asheville; Healthwise Foods in Montgomery, AL; The Village Cup in Laurens, SC; and The Pickwick Pharmacy in Greenville, SC, Roxanne hasn't really expanded into the Columbia market -- until now.

This is a great opportunity for Columbians to get up on some of Roxanne's food wisdom. See you there!


FOOD WISDOM with ROXANNE KOTELES-SMITH
Author, The Cancer Cookbook 
FOOD COACH and MACROBIOTIC SPECIALIST

Lecture and Cooking Series Preview
(menu samples will be served)

When: Thursday, October 22, 2009 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Where: Business Office Location, 110 Wildewood Park Dr, Columbia, SC 29223 (just off 77)
Price: Free
Advance registration by 5pm Monday, Oct. 19 is necessary, as space is limited. 
RSVP to 866-407-8031 or email: Roxanne@RoxannesRemedies.com

About Roxanne, from http://www.cancercookbook.com/:
Roxanne Koteles-Smith is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont and is a certified Macrobiotic Guide from the Kushi Institute of Becket, MA.  Roxanne's cooking experience includes the Breakers in Palm Beach and Ritz-Carlton Corporation in San Francisco. Her recipes combine fresh, simple foods with a Japanese influence for superior nutrition and taste...they contain no sugar, no dairy, minimal wheat choices, high protein and gluten-free solutions. [She uses] only certified organic products with the assistance of local organic farmers.

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Not a Slow Food member yet?

A gift of ANY size gets you a membership through Oct. 15!

Normally $60 and up. A fabulous opportunity!


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Post author Tracie Broom is a freelance writer/editor and South Carolina native, back in Columbia after 10 years as Food Editor at San Francisco, CA city guide SF Station. She publishes a foodie blog called The Yum Diary and is thrilled to rejoin the Midlands' flourishing progressive community.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Slow Food Columbia on WLTX Tonight!

Watch WLTX Channel 9 in Columbia, SC tonight at 7:00pm EST -- the Slow Food Columbia community was interviewed by Ashley Yore.

If you watched the piece and are wondering how to get involved, we have good news! Through October 15, 2009, Slow Food USA is running a membership drive that is "pay what you can." Click on the following image to get started:

Monday, August 17, 2009

Time for Lunch Campaign: Eat-In! 9/7/09 @ 11am

Join Slow Food Columbia on Labor Day - September 7, 2009 - as we take part in a Slow Food USA national campaign called Time for Lunch.

Across the country, Slow Food chapters will be hosting Eat-Ins on the same day. The Slow Food Columbia eat-in is a "bring your own picnic" protest at Little Creek Plantation farm in Brunson, SC. The day will include farm tours, music and games for children.

When: Monday, September 7, 2009 from 11:00am - 4:00pm

Where: Little Creek Plantation - 1845 Turpentine Still Road, Brunson, SC

Directions: Please use these custom Google directions via this link or listed below! Google GPS (i.e. the standard search) is not the most efficient route available.

1. Head east on Gervais St/US-1/US-378 E toward Assembly St/SC-215/US-76 - 66 ft
2. Make a U-turn at Assembly St/SC-215/US-76 Continue to follow US-1 - 4.4 mi
3. Merge onto I-26 E via the ramp to Charleston - 34.1 mi
4. Take exit 145A to merge onto St Matthews Rd/US-601 toward Orangeburg Continue to follow US-601 - 5.2 mi
5. Turn right at John C Calhoun Dr/US-301/US-601 Continue to follow US-301/US-601 - 19.2 mi
6. Slight left at Broxton Bridge Rd/US-601 Continue to follow US-601 - 27.2 mi
7. Turn right at Sandy Run Rd - 2.9 mi
8. Continue on Turpentine Still Rd - 1.0 mi

IMPORTANT NOTE: No pets allowed. Please respect the animals of the farm and leave your dog at home for the day.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

FOOD, INC. at The Nickelodeon Movie Theatre

There's a lot of exciting real food-related matters happening around town this month! In addition to the Slow Food Columbia fundraiser hosted by Terra Restaurant next week (Thursday, August 13, 2009 from 6-9pm), The Nick is now showing Food, Inc., a powerful documentary about the food industry and its effects on our nation's health.


FOOD INC.
AUGUST 5-11, Wednesday-Tuesday
Wednesday, Aug. 5 - 3:00, 6:00 and 8:00
Thursday, Aug. 6 - 7:00 and 9:00 NOTE SPECIAL TIMES ON THIS NIGHT
Friday, Aug. 7 - 3:00, 6:00 and 8:00
Saturday, Aug. 8 - 3:00, 6:00 and 8:00
Sunday, Aug. 9 - 3:00, 6:00 and 8:00
Monday, Aug. 10 - 6:00 and 8:00
Tuesday, Aug. 11 - 6:00 and 8:00

Buy Tickets for FOOD, INC.
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of e coli--the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Slow Food Columbia Fundraiser at Terra Restaurant - Thursday, August 13, 2009

We're so excited for the Slow Food Fundraiser at Terra Restaurant on Thursday, August 13, 2009!

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Terra Restaurant
100 State Street in West Columbia - just over the Gervais Street bridge

Food from the following will be featured:
Anson Mills
Five Leaves Farm
Little Creek Plantation

And wine from Spanish Vines will be presented!

You'll also be able to learn more about being a member of Slow Food USA and how you can support Slow Food Columbia's various efforts and the All-Local Farmers Market - now with a permanent location at 711 Whaley.

Buy tickets to this event now!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

July Monthly Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who made the July meeting this past week. Big developments follow:

- We're on track for our fund raising event at Terra Restaurant on Thursday, August 13. Food from Anson Mills, Five Leaves Farm and Little Creek Plantation will be a part of the tasting. The event will run from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

- We have a proposed location for our Time for Lunch Eat-In! We're aiming to hold it at Little Creek Plantation so over the coming days and weeks we'll iron out whether or not this will work, logistically.

- Other discussions centered around accepting SNAP payments at farmers markets locally, the Slow Food Columbia table at the All-Local Farmers Market and which local district could be a part of the Eat-In.

Friday, June 26, 2009

All-Local Farmers' Market Has a Permanent Home!

We're so excited about the news that the All-Local Farmers' Market will have a new home at 701 Whaley starting next month. The inaugural market will be on July 4th and then every Saturday thereafter.

Come on by and visit the Slow Food Columbia table and show your support through membership or commitment to a volunteer effort for an upcoming event.

Here's the release from the market:

The All Local Farmers Market will be moving to its new permanent home at
701 Whaley!

JULY 4th 8am - 2pm (EXTENDED HOURS for Grand Opening)

Every Saturday starting July 4th at 701 Whaley.
- the yellow building next to 701 Whaley.

Come out and join us for Columbia's All-Local Farmers' Market featuring all-natural or organic produce, beef, eggs, chicken, lamb, pork, grains, honey, flowers, and milk from South Carolina farmers. The market also boasts vendors with baked goods, award-winning hot sauces, goat milk soaps and lotions, handmade items, and more.

Come enjoy some music and friends and pick up fresh products for your July 4th celebration!

For more info contact:
Emile DeFelice
803-917-0794

Friday, May 8, 2009

In the region: Slow Food Atlanta Events

Slow Food members and non-members alike are invited to the following Slow Food Atlanta events this Month.

Strawberry Celebration
Saturday, May 16th, 7:30am - 11:30am, $5
Morningside Farmers Market, 1393 N. Highland Avenue

Join Slow Food Atlanta at the Morningside Farmers Market for a celebration of one of our favorite springtime fruits. Strawberries = YUM! We'll sample local, organic strawberries a la carte, and in some delectable preparations. While you're at market, plan to stop by the stands, and shop locally for the week. Purchase a generous portion of strawberry shortcake for $5! Benefits the market, Slow Food Atlanta and Slow Food Le Cordon Bleu.

Country Asian Tapas
Sunday, May 31st, 6pm - 9pm, $30 for Slow Food members, $40 for non-members.
The Urban Oasis, Inman Park

A special event of homestyle Asian Tapas with Chinese Southern Belle charm and
hospitality in unique colorful surroundings. Join Natalie and Margaret for a fabulous evening of socializing, fusion fun, new friends, and come out to support good, clean and fair food! The menu of "Asian Tapas" will feature seasonal vegetables in favorite homestyle and creative fusion dishes, like Five-Spice Rutabaga Stew and Smoked Tofu w/ Chinese Sausage & Garlic Chives. Ni Hao, Y'all, let's Wok the Garden! Purchase a ticket today. The discount code for current members is "asian tapas." A portion of the proceeds will benefit Slow Food Atlanta. Check out the Chinese Southern Belles in 5/7/09 AJC food section!

Coming up in June, it's the 3rd Annual Slow Food Atlanta Ice Cream Social at the Peachtree Road Farmer's Market. If you'd like to enter your own home-made ice cream into this light-hearted competition, please write to Slow Food Atlanta at slowfoodatl@gmail.com.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Congratulations, Glenn Roberts on Your Ark of Taste Appointment

Slow Food Columbia would like to congratulate Glenn Roberts on the recent news out of Slow Food USA of his appointment to the U.S. Ark of Taste committee! You can read more about Glenn and the Ark of Taste on the Slow Food USA website.

Here is the description of the Ark of Taste taken straight from Slow Food USA:

Ark of Taste nominations are reviewed by a committee of food lovers around the country, including home cooks, gardeners, culinary instructors, grocers, chefs, food historians and farmers. Committee members hold three-year terms, during which they review nominations and champion U.S. food biodiversity by organizing events, leading Ark food restoration projects, and contributing to Slow Food USA publications and education material.

Slow Food Columbia is a big fan of Anson Mills and is glad to learn of the growing SC presence on this committee (Emile DeFelice being another committee member). Three cheers!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Monthly Meeting Tonight: Monday, April 20 at 6:30 pm

Monthly Slow Food Columbia meeting

Monday, April 20, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Location: Hunter-Gatherer - 900 Main Street

We hope to see you tonight. Here's an agenda:

- April 23 - Urban Gardening class put together in partnership with USC Green Quad
- June 4 - Book Club at Public Library
- Regional leaders meeting in Atlanta; leader conference call review

If you could kindly r.s.v.p. to slowfoodcolumbia@hotmail.com, we can have a rough sense of how many people will be joining us (and therefore maybe have a table reserved!).

Friday, April 10, 2009

New SFC Program: Columbia Slow Food Exchange

The Columbia Slow Food Exchange message board seeks to build a local food network linking regional farmers with Slow Food Columbia members.

We are lucky to have many wonderful small farms nearby; the best way for us to ensure their survival is to support them!

The group is open to dues-paying Slow Food Columbia members, as well as regional farmers and purveyors. It's main purpose is for producers to share information and post announcements about local produce/livestock/etc. available for purchase or trade.

Become a member today and be sure to note your region as Columbia, SC.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

New Event! Small Scale Urban Garden Workshop at USC Green Quad

The Green Quad Learning Center for Sustainable Futures along with Slow Food Columbia will host a workshop on Small Scale Urban Vegetable Gardening. The workshop will introduce square foot gardening techniques, container gardening, soil preparation and seed selection for the Columbia area. Green Quad Community Gardener Michael Drennan and Permaculturalist, Matthew Kip will lead the workshop which will begin at 6pm on April 23rd at the Green Quad Community Garden. Learn more about Michael’s square foot garden.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Plant an Extra Row for Harvest Hope!

As The State newspaper recently reported, Harvest Hope Food Bank is asking everyone with home gardens to plant an extra row for those in need of food. When it's ready for harvest, you can donate it to a local food bank like Harvest Hope!

In today's economic climate, this is an excellent, affordable way to give back to the community! Slow Food Columbia encourages everyone planning and planting their gardens this season to add an extra row.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Obama Garden: Good News for the Slow Food Community

Good news for our food community - the Obamas will plant a 1,100-square foot garden on the White House lawn. This will be the first White House garden since Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden. Sounds like a good victory for our food movement as well!

Stay tuned for the minutes of our meeting this week complete with action items/next steps.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Watch 60 Minutes This Sunday, March 15 - Alice Waters

Just a quick posting to let our community know that Alice Waters will be on 60 minutes this weekend. Apparently Leslie Stahl and the crew went to Slow Food Nation last year and filmed this piece. Tune in on Sunday, March 15, at 7 pm!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

February Meeting Recap and Next Steps

Many thanks to those who attended our February meeting. As a reminder, our next meeting will be at Hunter Gatherer on Monday, March 16, 2009 at 6:30 pm.

For those of you who couldn't make it to this month's meeting, here's a recap of what was discussed.

* Convivium Calendar: this spreadsheet is the start of a calendar for our efforts and events. This will be added to as the year progresses and will be the best way to stay abreast of our goals and how your volunteer efforts can support Slow Food Columbia.

* Having a regular presence at the All-Local Farmer's Market: if you're interested in volunteering for one- or two-hour blocks at the Farmer's Market to represent Slow Food and talk to people about the mission, efforts and events, then please review the 2009 calendar and email SlowFoodColumbia@hotmail.com or post a comment to our blog and let us know what date and time frames you'd like to do.

* An important task for every convivium is to develop some sort of educational program (often called "Slow Food in Schools"). Based on some connections of our founding members, we're aiming to begin programs with the Public Library and a local Home Schooling group. Again, if you're interested in volunteering with either of these efforts, email SlowFoodColumbia@hotmail.com.

* Slow Food Exchange: a founding member will be investigating the development of a program for farmers who do not have access to farmer's markets and do not run CSAs to see if a connection to consumers can be made.

* Other topics discussed included: Permaculture in Columbia, an upcoming Urban Farm in Owen's Field and a possible Runaway Runway partnership (as well as outfit submission for the show!).

We look forward to hearing how you'd like to get involved with any of the above programs.

Monday, January 12, 2009

World Beer Festival-Columbia


We at Slow Food Columbia are not necessarily endorsing this event. And it's obviously not local to our region. But we thought we'd just pass the word to any beer connoisseurs about the World Beer Festival here in Columbia on January 24th. The event will be held at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center with two sessions, one from 12:00-4:00 PM and one from 6:00-10:00 PM.

More information can be found here.