We had a fantastic time, and we can't wait to do more events like this.
Special thanks to City Roots Farm Manager Eric McClam, a truly gracious host. We're all excited to work together again!
|Produce sales M-F, 9-5 at City Roots|
|The Plowboys let 'er rip|
|Delicious catering by SMOKE!|
|A very family-friendly venue|
|The soon-to-be-stocked tilapia pond!|
Toward the goals of raising awareness of Slow Food, celebrating local food, and promoting "good, clean, and fair" food practices, SFC leader Cerelle Centeno checked people in with the help of Five Leaves Farm owner Ben Dubard.
|Served w/compostable corn resin forks!|
Big thanks to Tom's vegetarian wife Julie Hall, a litigator and mother of three, who braved giant trays of steaming, smoky, slow-cooked pulled pork in order to help us keep the buffet nicely refreshed.
Despite being a longtime veg, Julie makes an amazing shrimp etouffee and a killer andouille jambalaya, by the way. (She's from Louisiana.)
X-man gives a thumbs up to Heath's moist, delicious sweet potato cornbread.
Also excellent: The Shop Tart's overalls. Got to love a lady who dresses for the occasion AND promotes shopping indie and eating local to the well-heeled denizens of our fair city.
Cerelle thanked everyone and displayed a freshly printed City Roots T-shirt (handprinted on organic cotton by City Roots neighbor Emily McCravy of Fox + Grapes), while Eric talked a bit about the farm's mission.
Hook up with the Green Quad at http://www.greenquadcommunity.org.
...And then the kids went ape in the clover patch out front. The farm is planning on farming bees and making honey from the clover. Cool!
We can't wait to celebrate all things good, clean and fair with our local Slow Food community again soon*!
Slow Food Columbia Sincerely Thanks Its Sponsors for the Feb 27, 2010 Terra Madre Day Celebration at City Roots Farm!
Caw Caw Creek
Smoke Southern Barbeque Revival
*If you have ideas for Slow Food community-building events or initiatives in the Midlands and the Carolinas, please contact us!
Slow Food Columbiaslowfoodcolumbia@hotmail.com
Slow Food Columbia online