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.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Save the date! The 2nd annual Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival, July 17, 2011!

The 2nd Annual Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival is ON for a midsummer night's tomato-ey dream. Along with our presenting partner Sustainable Midlands and our venue partner City Roots: Your In-Town Sustainable Farm, we here at Slow Food Columbia have set a date to get our 'mater on!

Save the date:

     Sunday, July 17, 2011!

We're so excited about this year's festival! It'll be on Sunday evening July 17, 6-9pm, so our chef and restaurant friends can come!

What kinds of heirloom tomatoes will you be growing this year for the Homegrown Tomato Contest?

What locally-grown tomato recipe are you going to make for the tomato potluck?

You gonna do some tomato bobbing this year? Play Chuck-the-Commercial-Tomato skee ball?

Got ideas for event elements we should include?

Want to volunteer in exchange for free admission?

Know partners/vendors with whom we should be working?

Leave a comment and let us know!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

City Roots farm now offering CSA boxes!

Happy new year to our Slow Food community here in the Midlands!

Have you heard that City Roots urban sustainable farm is offering a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) box this Spring?

Spots are filling up fast, apparently, so we wanted to put the word out! For more info, call or email the farm:
1005 Airport Blvd • Columbia, SC • 29205 • 803.254.2302 •

2011 CSA Seasons:

Spring: April 27-June 15

Summer: June 29-August 17

Fall: September 7-October 26