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, June 21, 2010

Heirloom Tomato Festival in the works for August 8!

We're helping to plan an heirloom tomato tasting festival in early August at City Roots farm! (Most likely Sunday, August 8, so save the date...and we'll confirm soon!)

Master Gardener Ryan Nevius has had this brilliant idea: bring together backyard gardeners and farmers to compare and enjoy their own locally-grown, heirloom tomato varieties -- and put them side-by-side with the flavor-starved supermarket varieties. All in a fun, family-friendly environment at City Roots!

Sound fun? Cool. We think so too. If you have ideas for the event, please comment or email!

Meanwhile, we're likely presenting a Doko Farm Heritage Chicken Tasting dinner, family style, at Motor Supply Company on Monday, July 26. Tix TBA but Chef Tim Peters would be cooking, and it'll be low-budget and super relaxed!


Our monthly Slow Food chapter meeting is tonight at City Roots in the barn, 6:30pm. All members are encouraged to come, and non-members are 100% welcome.

City Roots: Your In-Town Sustainable Farm
1005 Airport Blvd
Columbia SC 

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Join us for an upstate farm tour this Sat. June 12!

Come along this Saturday, June 12 for another Slow Food farm tour!
Slow Food Columbia joins Slow Food Upstate for their visit to Patient Wait Farms in Piedmont, SC:

"From Egg to Thanksgiving"
Patient Wait Farms
309 Trotter Rd.
Piedmont, SC 29673
June 12
Click here to RSVP

Bring your family and your picnic with a blanket or folding chairs and a table, for a tour from "Egg to Thanksgiving" with Gail Cooley and her Ark of Taste rare breed Narragansett Turkeys. Gail will demonstrate the entire process of how the egg develops, and the chicks are nurtured and how the turkey arrives to your table on Thanksgiving Day.

Horseshoes, badminton nets (bring rackets) and Lemonade provided. Petting zoo, nature walk, gardens, Animal Welfare approved. Sponsored by Earth Fare Market in Greenville.

Slow Food Columbia caravan will meet in the parking lot of 701 Whaley, next to the All Local Farmers' Market at 9:00am. RSVP on Facebook (click here for event invite/RSVP page) at our Slow Food Columbia Facebook group, which you can join by clicking here!

Next Slow Food Columbia meeting: June 21 at 6:30 pm, City Roots Farm, 1005 Airport Blvd, Columbia SC.  Non-members welcome!