Got 3 big agenda items this year, plus anything else y'all would like to initiate or make happen. What are your thoughts?
1. Saturday, February 18, 2012: COLUMBIA MARDI GRAS!
*How do we define sustainable?
The first question: does the producer, chef, host or business entity follow Slow Food's mission of promoting "Good, Clean and Fair" foodways?
For this event, we define sustainable as meaning one or more of the following: as close to organic as possible; as little impact on air and water systems as possible; short transport routes; fair wages to workers; a passion for high quality ingredients with excellent flavor; and practicing conservation on a day-to-day level.http://www.indiegrits.com
|Design: Thomas Jennings, The Half and Half|
It's Mater Plannin' Time!
We're pretty solid on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at City Roots urban farm for the 3rd Annual Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival!
In the first year, we hoped for 150 people and over 300 flocked out. Was amazing!
In the second year, we hoped for 500-700.
Instead, 1200 ATTENDEES came out!
|Party Central on a hot summer evening. Boo-ya|
Kudos to every single person who has helped make this newfangled food festival a reality and success!
There is a giant groundswell in Columbia, SC and beyond to support Good, Clean and Fair foodways and the taste superiority of the homegrown, heirloom tomato! The Midlands = truly famously hot, y'all.
OK. Things to start thinking about:
1. Want to volunteer?
|The El Burrito ladies ran a killer heirloom mater sandwich bar!|
Want to take a leadership role?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest levels.
|Feeding free-range chickens is fun.|
2. Want to sponsor?
|S&S Art Supply sponsored our kids' craft tent 2010 + 2011!|
Again, email email@example.com.
|We love our sponsors!|
Sponsoring is fun, easy, and a great way to assume a sense of ownership with our incredible team.
3. Suggestions for this year.
Comment below, make notes on our Facebook page, email us -- we want to hear from you! Some of the best ideas have come from y'all. Bring it.
LIKE the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival fan page: http://www.facebook.com/TastyTomatoFest
JOIN the Slow Food Columbia group page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_16629285309
LIKE the Sustainable Midlands fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sustainable-Midlands/198327726878200