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, 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.

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.