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.

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Capital City's Premiere "Dîner en Blanc" Pop-Up Picnic from 116 Espresso and Wine Bar!

Bonjour, mes amies! We have a special event to share from our friends at 116 Espresso and Wine Bar, one that joins our love of good food, conviviality, philanthropy, and spectacle! 

Inspired by the Dîner en Blanc epicurean movement sweeping major cities around the globe, 116 Espresso and Wine Bar presents its very own “Dinner in White” series in the Capital City. Oh là là. This series, served Pop-Up Picnic-style, kicks off on Sunday, September 29, from 7p.m. to 10p.m., and a portion of ticket sales will support a local arts group (awesome).

Event deets via Chef Ryan Whittaker: The location is kept a secret as long as possible (emailed the day of), and tables, chairs, and linens are provided, but guests are required to bring their own plates, glasses and utensils, and of course, must wear all white!  Pssst--more surprises to come. 

The Menu: Chef will prepare a locally-sourced, French-inspired picnic meal served family style and paired with French wines. (We imagine the spectacle and spontaneity will be served à la mode.)





Monday, August 19, 2013

Aperitivo to Awaken the Appetite



An authentic Italian meal is generally experienced from beginning to end in coordination with the senses, including ways to stimulate and alleviate the stomach to harmonize with the cadence of the meal. Aperitivo, enjoyed today throughout Italy as a pre-dinner cocktail hour similar to American “happy hour,” plays an integral part in this Italian gastronomic process. 

A look into the etymology of the word provides the first clue: the word aperitivo (or aperitif in French) originates from the Latin word, apertitiuvum, and literally means to stimulate the appetite. While it may seem counter-intuitive, Italians believe a small snack paired with a mildly alcoholic, bitter cocktail before dinner prepares the stomach for ingestion. The traditional saying is, L’appetito viene mangiando, or “Appetite comes when you eat.” And the bitter, herbal base of classic aperitivo cocktails accompanying these small bites, such as a Negroni (Campari, Martini Rosso vermouth and gin) or a Spritz (Aperol or Campari and prosecco), is rooted in the science that bitterness encourages hunger.

While the true historical origins of aperitivo are not completely clear, Europeans were consuming alcohol flavored with bitter herbs, purely for medicinal purposes, as early as the 16th century. In 1786, Antonio Benedetto Carpano invented vermouth, a wine fortified and flavored with wormwood (also the active ingredient in absinthe). Subsequent recipes and adaptations by companies such as Martini and Cinzano, and later Campari and Aperol, made the bitter concoctions of medieval times tastier, thus encouraging libations in the mid-to-late 1800s. It wasn’t until the 1920s, however, that bitter aperitivo drinks paired up with food, a trend made famous in Milan. Today, in city centers of Milan, Rome, and Turin, modern aperitivo spreads can be lavish and served buffet-style. 

Regardless of the place, aperitivo time has become commonplace throughout all of Italy, and drinks are served with complimentary snacks in a casual and social atmosphere. Bars and cafés brim with friends, neighbors, and colleagues, all eating, drinking, and gearing up for the ultimate dinner destination, or satiating themselves with the spread of free food for the price of a drink, as many budget-conscious are wont to do. 

Aperitivo may awaken the appetite, but our other senses can be also be stirred by this tradition: the sights of people-watching at a crowded café, sounds of voices and clinking glasses to toast with friends, the touch of a double-kiss greeting, and the smell of the feast that awaits once aperitivo dwindles and people continue to gather around the table.



Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Our first-ever Italian Aperitivo Happy Hour at Rosso, Tuesday, Aug. 20!



Tuesday, August 20, 2013
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Rosso Trattoria in Trenholm Plaza
4840 Forest Drive #7
Columbia, SC 29206


We'd like to invite you and yours to the next installment of new and happenin' Slow Food Happy Hour.

This time, we're gathering next Tuesday evening at Rosso Trattoria for an aperitivo!

Owner Kristian Niemi, Executive Chef Travis Rayle, and the Rosso staff are welcoming the Columbia chapter of Slow Food for the Italian version of happy hour!

Enjoy a cash bar featuring classic Italian aperitivi like the Aperol Spritz cocktail, as well as complimentary little bar snacks, courtesy of Rosso.

The aperitivo tradition is pretty terrific. In Italy, when you order an aperitivo in the late afternoon/early evening, it is accompanied by an array of tasty little complimentary snacks. Lovely, no?

Let's get slow together, shall we?

As always, we look forward to your company and the chance to discuss ideas from our Slow community in a relaxed, informal setting.

Feel free to bring friends! Members and non-members alike are welcome.

Yours slowly,
Slow Food Columbia

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Southeast SlowFood Lovin'

Greetings slow foodies! In alliance with our Slow Food USA family, we want to share with you some events happening down here in the Southeast worth checking out.

July 31st:
Slow Food Upstate, SC - Roost! Birds of a Feather Break Bread Together
In an effort to support local farms and school gardens, the Upstate folks are gathering at Roost Restaurant to enjoy a honey-tasting bar and themed dinner. A real "birds and the bees" meeting we may say.

Aug 3rd:
Slow Food Atlanta, GASave Your Seeds & Share
Down in Georgia, the Slow Food community in Atlanta are hosting a free event in the Oakhurst Garden to learn how to share seeds and food tradition.

Aug 25th:
Slow Food Charlotte, NC - Heck No, GMO Cookoff
Nine local Charlotte chefs are finalists in this recipe cook-off contest! All attendees are able to sample - that is spreading the love right there!

And as always, we'd love to hear from you and any event ideas you may have for our Columbia chapter! Shoot 'em our way.

If you are not yet a member with us, come on and join. We're always looking for more folks to spread the joy of good, clean and fair food.

Monday, July 15, 2013

As the Old Saying Goes...

"You are what you eat." 

If that is the case, would you rather be a genetically-modified hormone-induced beef patty from 1,000 miles away, or a juicy, acorn-fed heritage pork chop from a farm 30 miles away?

Do yourself a favor and take advantage of these last few weeks of summer and slow down before your hectic work lifestyle pulls you back to the excuse we all love to hate - "I'm too busy to cook." Eating sensibly doesn't require as much time and money as one may believe, but it does require a conscious effort and decision to do so.

Let's face it - we're constantly reminded of how fast food is damaging, yet we're trading a healthier body and mind for convenience and ease. Slow Food wants to reintroduce you to the holistic values of food and bring back good, clean and fair food to your table.

Become a member at your local Columbia chapter today!

Break free of the fast food nation and become part of the slow food movement.


Image credit: Fotopedia

Monday, July 1, 2013

With Liberty, Justice and Slow Food For All

Ah, the 4th of July. The moment has come to embrace vacation time off work, light up the grill and blow stuff up in our yard to celebrate the independence of America. With this comes tradition to gather and spend time with family and friends, so what better time to incorporate and rejoice the pleasure of food?

Red, White & Bruschetta

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This appetizer dish is a great way to incorporate summer's freshest ingredients with tomatoes, berries and feta cheese. Take a look at the recipe!

Grilled Pork Tenderloin w/ Corn on Cob

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It wouldn't quite be the 4th of July without having a savory grilled dish.  Caw Caw Creek and Wil-Moore Farms are two of many local farms that provide sustainable fresh pork from their farm to your table. And as always, summertime is veggie time so don't forget to incorporate those green beans, corn and peppers from your farmer's market.

Recipe here.

Peach-Raspberry Pie
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Do a twist on an all-American favorite - the apple pie - and use peaches and raspberries, both fresh in season throughout the summer and early fall months. Check out the recipe here!

What slow food dishes are y'all bringing to the table this Thursday?

Monday, June 17, 2013

Take a Bite Out of Sustainability

Environmental buzzwords like local, organic and sustainable are nothing new to our ears as the phrased "green movement" continues to sweep throughout the nation. According to Ad Age, the term "sustainable" was named as one of the most "Jargoniest Jargon" words of 2010, and while companies and consumers are both searching for ways to be more socially responsible, we want to break the misuse and abuse of "sustainable" and share the slow take on it.

While local and sustainable necessarily don't mean the same thing, their importance go hand in hand. Utilizing sustainability functions through our local and regional food systems, rather the global industrial alternative, which greater negatively impacts our environment through transportation pollution, monocropping and the over-consumption of fossil fuels. On the latter, family-run farms practice sustainability through composting techniques, minimal pesticide use and less product packaging. 

The goal of sustainability is to produce food in ways that will protect the quality of public health, the environment and animal welfare on a long-term basis for our community, economy and planet.

Join us and urge the importance of sustainability in your local community!

Eat good, feel good, make for a better tomorrow.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June 17: Slow Food Happy Hour at Saluda's!

Join us Monday, June 17th from 6pm-7:30pm at the bar at Saluda's in Five Points for a super casual happy hour!

Cash/credit bar for drinks and apps. Let's just hang out.

It's summer, after all!

Saluda's Chef Blake Faries at Slow Food at Indie Grits. Image by Jonathan Sharpe.

Join Slow Food now to vote in board elections!

As a 100% volunteer-run non-profit, we are looking forward to growing internal leadership teams, increasing our dues-paying membership, and hosting more small gatherings for our Slow Food Community.

We will be holding elections for new board members soon!

To vote, you MUST be a current, dues paying member of Slow Food USA.

What would *you* like to accomplish as a member of our Slow Food community?

(Have you joined or renewed at Slow Food USA? Go for it!)


Good luck to the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival!

While we aren't co-organizing this year, we hope you'll attend July 20!

Slow Food Columbia is trying to focus on internal growth and infrastructure this year, so we're not co-producing the 2013 Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival. However, we'd like to encourage y'all to attend and support the organization with whom we co-founded the event in 2010, Sustainable Midlands!

Sustainable Midlands has partnered with the Rosewood Merchants' Association for this year's festival. Check it out and give 'em your love!

Yours slowly,
Slow Food Columbia 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Where Being Slow Has Its Advantages...

In a modern society where every hour is rush hour, the ideal of being slow is typically frowned upon. While here at Slow Food we may not have an answer to ones everyday "hurry sickness," we have an answer to why slowing down in the kitchen has its benefits.

Health
Living farm-to-table brings more than fresh taste and vitality - it's a peace of mind. Enjoying food right at its peak will not only enrich a healthier diet but will engage in a lifestyle of giving back to the earth.

Community
Buying local gives back. It allows to invest the dollar close to home, where it continues to support the farms and small businesses in our communities and the greater region. Slow Food promotes food and health education in hosted events year-round, spreading the mission of sustainability.

Environment
When food is produced in a clean way, fewer pesticides are used, pollution is reduced and biodiversity is preserved. According to the Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC), “Transporting food long distances uses tremendous energy: it takes 435 fossil-fuel calories to fly a 5 calorie strawberry from California to New York.” 

So ask yourself, what's the rush?


Image credit: slowfoodspringfield.org

Join the slow movement here!!

Eat, Drink and Be Local - Keep It Going

We still love this action campaign.

Eat, Drink and Be Local Postcard by Slow Food Columbia

What are your favorite locally owned, independent restaurants? Why?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

3rd Annual Slow Food at Indie Grits, April 14, 2013


Chefs Mike Davis, Tim Peters, Eric McClam, and Alex Suaudom du Monde

3rd Annual "Slow Food at Indie Grits" Sustainable Chefs Showcase, April 14th, 2013 4-7pm at 711 Whaley

Chefs from Columbia's top farm-to-table restaurants including Terra, Motor Supply Company Bistro, Rossa Tattoria, Rosewood Market and Deli, Baan Sawan, Saluda's, Spotted Salamander Catering, Blue Marlin, The Oak Table, Drip, Whole Foods, Jake's, Scott Hall Catering and Tombo Grille will serve signature bites at a "Sustainable Chefs Showcase" and party on April 14th, from 4-7pm at 711 Whaley in Columbia, South Carolina. 

For tickets, visit http://www.indiegrits.com/food.


To volunteer in exchange for free admission, go here! http://slowfood2013.eventbrite.com/




Slow Food Columbia proudly hosts Slow Food at Indie Grits to bring Columbia's sustainable food community together to celebrate the Slow Food motto of promoting Good, Clean and Fair food ways. Slow Food at Indie Grits is an official partner even of the 7th Annual Indie Grits Festival.



Enjoy the record-spinning talents of the Greater Columbia Society for the Preservation of Soul, a cash bar by The Whig with South Carolina beers (from Columbia's new Conquest Brewery and Ridgeland, SC's River Dog Brewery) and wines hand-picked by AdVintage, party pics by Jonathan Sharpe Photography, and event design by Flock and Rally, in collaboration with Andrew Stinson of WAS Designs. Thank you to our venue, 701 Whaley!  

Slow Food at Indie Grits

Sustainable Chefs Showcase and Potluck

Presented by Slow Food Columbia

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2013
Time: 4-7pm
Venue: 711 Whaley, Columbia, SC 29201, in the market building
Price: $20 general, $15 members of Slow Food or The Nick, $10 for potluck bringers
Tickets on sale now: http://www.indiegrits.com
If you've joined Slow Food and don't have your member

The green community flocks to this annual event; the food + socializing are some of the best you can get in the Midlands. Each chef's dish must feature at least one locally, sustainably produced major ingredient, and chefs really try to outdo each other with innovation and quality. This fun, friendly party was a sold out success in 2011 and 2012, and is sure to be a "don't miss" event for foodies in 2013.


Slow Food at Indie Grits 2012. Image: Jonathan Sharpe

2013 Slow Food at Indie Grits Sustainable Chefs:

Chef Mike Davis, owner, Terra
Chef Tim Peters, Motor Supply Company Bistro
Chef Kristian Niemi, owner, Rosso Trattoria
Chef Benoit St. Jacques, Rosewood Market and Deli
Chef Alex Suaudom du Monde, owner, Baan Sawan Thai Bistro
Chef Blake Faries, Saluda's
Chef Jessica Shillato, owner, Spotted Salamander Catering
Chef Brian Dukes, Blue Marlin
Chef Joseph Jacobson, The Oak Table
Sean McCrossin, Drip Coffee and Drip on Main
Joseph Stover, Whole Foods Market 
Chef Corey Paul, Jake's
Chef Andrew White, Tombo Grille
Chef Scott Hall, Bone-In Artisan BBQ on Wheels and Scott Hall Catering



For a lower priced ticket, guests are invited to bring a potluck dish to contribute. At this ticket level, guests should bring roughly 20 taste portions of a dish made with at least one sustainable, local ingredient. 

Slow Food Columbia potlucks are a place where resourcefulness, simplicity and creativity shine! Past Slow Food potluck favorites include dishes like radish butter, tomato-chocolate truffles, and free range coq au vin. 

Other ticket levels are available for those who do not opt to bring potluck dishes.


Image: Lindsay Lybrand, 2012


About Slow Food Columbia
Slow Food Columbia is one of 200+ Slow Food USA Chapters. Our mission is to support the movement behind GOOD, CLEAN and FAIR foodways. We host workshops, potlucks and other events throughout the year that celebrate local + seasonal flavors; showcase the culinary talents of our region's chefs, farmers, + artisan producers; strengthen connections between members of our local food community; and educate the public about the importance of knowing where their food comes from.



Image: Lindsay Lybrand, 2012

About Indie Grits
In 2010, Indie Grits was named one of the world's 20 coolest film festivals by Movie Maker magazine. The 2012 festival was featured in Garden & Gun and Southern Living as well. The festival is hosted by the non-profit art cinema, The Nickelodeon Theatre. For full festival info, visit http://www.indiegrits.com.

Website: http://www.slowfoodcolumbia.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/slowfoodcola
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/16629285309
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/slowfoodcola


 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fair Food and Your Grocery Dollars


On Sunday, March 3, 2013, hundreds of farmworkers and their allies began a two-week, 200-mile "March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food" from Ft. Myers to Publix headquarters in Lakeland, Florida. 
Image: Civic Media Center, Gainesville, FL



Leading the march is the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a community-based organization formed in 2000 to fight for the rights of farmworkers on Florida’s huge tomato farms (many of which are located in Immokalee, Florida).
The group is marching to persuade Publix to sign the Fair Food agreement, a promise to only buy tomatoes from growers who participate in the Fair Food Program, which ensures a living wage and fair and humane working conditions for the farmworkers. Other large corporations that have signed the Fair Food agreement include McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, Whole Foods Market, Aramark, Sodexo, Trader Joe’s and Chipotle.
Why is it important to get the support of these large corporations? Because it incentivizes fair food. 
 The purchasing power of these corporations is such that it can turn the tide in agribusiness – if they care about the working conditions of the farms they purchase product from, then so will the growers. Why is this group in Florida important to us here in South Carolina? 
Because we hope this movement spreads and farmworkers across the nation are treated with respect and dignity and paid a living wage; because we have a choice where we buy our groceries; and because maybe when you chomp into a tomato at the next Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival it will taste even sweeter knowing that you are supporting a local food system that promotes accountability, traceability and good, clean and fair food.
 Post by Annu Ross, Slow Food Columbia

Monday, March 11, 2013

Beautiful poster for Slow Food at Indie Grits, April 14, 2013

Presenting: the Slow Food at Indie Grits 2013 poster, designed by Sam Spina! 

Our annual Sustainable Chefs' Showcase is Sunday, April 14, 2013, from 4pm-7pm. Tickets are $20 general/$15 Nick and Slow Food members/$10 potluckers. (We lowered prices this year to make it  more accessible to our Slow Food community!)

Tickets on sale March 15 at http://www.indiegrits.com/! Click here to volunteer in return for free admission.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fish can be a fishy thing...

We know buying local is better, and we know buying sustainable is best, but even still, how can you tell what fish is the freshest? 

Image: Slow Food USA


Slow Food USA recently posted an article with a few tips and tricks to help you make sure you know exactly what you're looking for!

How to pick a fresh fish: Slow Food USA

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ever wanted to eat your way from Atlanta to Charleston?

Calling all East Coast Slow Food travelers! 

Ever been on a road trip and absolutely dread to stop and eat, because your best choices seem to be a frozen cheeseburger dripping in chemically enhanced grease, or the questionable salad in the back of the gas station cooler section? 

Well, fear no more! The Food Republic has provided you with their ultimate guide.  

Image: Food Republic

Presenting:

Southern Food Road Trip: How to Eat Your Way From Atlanta to Charleston
Author Chris Chamberlain takes you on a Slow Food adventure pinpointing some of the southeast's most delectable and sustainable restaurants. 
"If you’re looking to head to the source to experience authentic Southern cuisine, here’s an eatinerary that should get your mouth watering and put a close-to-home road trip on your Fantasy Travel agenda."
With enough places picked out for the mornings and nights of four days, you can be sure you'll never be left unsatisfied. 

(Nice shout-out to Cafe Strudel here in West Cola, btw.)

His descriptions alone are enough to make your mouth water. To read the whole article, head over to FoodRepublic.com/SouthernFoodRoadTrip

Happy eating and traveling! 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Take Our Survey, Midlands Farm Tour list, and more

From our Feb. 22, 2013 newsletter:

Monday's meeting is cancelled...

Please accept our apologies! We'll be back on our normal schedule of third Mondays on March 18, 6:30pm.

Take our first-ever survey!
Will you spare 90 seconds for this quick survey?

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BRPFXLT

Deadline to respond is midnight this Sunday, Feb. 24. It is just 10 very short questions!

Your answer will help our PR intern from USC this semester with his research to gauge current interest and opinions regarding Slow Food Columbia from members and community supporters. Please click through and take a moment. Thanks!

Meanwhile, do consider Monday's Farm to Table with Kristian Niemi dinner at City Roots.

See below for the Midlands Farm Tour list for April 6-7!

p.s. Soda City Farmers Market will happen inside the new Taylor Street parking garage tomorrow morning, 9am-1pm! Free parking. Pretty great little solution to the weather problem, we've got to say!


Slow Food at Indie Grits

Sustainable Chefs Showcase

The GCSPS is spinning again this year at Slow Food at Indie Grits!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
4pm-7pm
711 Whaley Street 
(at 701 Whaley)
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
@slowfoodcola
@indiegrits
info@slowfoodcolumbia.org
Tickets $20 general
$15 Slow Food and Nickelodeon members
$10 for potluck bringers

On sale March 15, 2013 at http://www.indiegrits.com
Festival passes go on sale March 1.

Featuring tasting tables with the most conscientious chefs in Columbia, with a Slow Food community potluck, tunes by the Greater Columbia Society for the Preservation of Soul, cash bar with local beers served up by The Whig and wines by AdVintage, this food and drink fiesta is an official partner of the Nickelodeon Theatre's 7th annual Indie Grits Festival.

Confirmed Sustainable Chefs for 2013:

Chef Mike Davis, owner, Terra
Chef Tim Peters, Motor Supply Company Bistro
Chef Kristian Niemi, owner, Rosso Trattoria
Chef Benoit St. Jacques, Rosewood Market & Deli
Chef Alex Suaudom du Monde, owner, Baan Sawan Thai Bistro

Chef Blake Faries, Saluda's
Chef Jessica Shillato, owner, Spotted Salamander Catering

Chef Brian Dukes, owner, Blue Marlin
Chef Joseph Jacobson, The Oak Table 
Sean McCrossin, Drip Coffee and Drip on Main
Chef Andrew White, Tombo Grille
Chef Scott Hall, Bone-In Artisan BBQ on Wheels


CFSA Midlands Farm Tour April 6-7, 2013

Slow Food Cola has been getting more involved with the Carolina Farm Stewards Association (CFSA), which is very active in North Carolina. We love to see that they are getting more involved in SC, too!

Join us in getting enthusiastic about the first-ever Midlands Farm Tour, the weekend of April 6-7, 2013! Sponsored by Whole Foods, it'll be a weekend of hopping around about a dozen local farms.

Image: Gennifer Carragher

FARMS ON THE TOUR:

DOKO FARM - JOE and AMANDA JONES
Eggs, Pork, Lamb, Ducks, American Guinea Hogs, St. Croix Sheep, Cayuga and Saxony Ducks, and Narragansett Turkeys
2101 Cedar Creek Road | Blythewood, SC 29016
803-873-7739 | dokofarm@gmail.com | www.dokofarm.org

CAROLINA BAY FARMS - JAMES HELMS and SHARON RAY
Eggs, Wood, Quail, Early Vegetables
5301 Lower Richland Blvd | Hopkins, SC 29061
803-422-4929 | Carolinabayfarms5301@gmail.com

ROUND RIVER FARMS - TRUDY and LUNDY PIXTON
Vegetables, Eggs, Goats
258 Riddle Road | Leesville, SC 29070
803-532-0557 | roundriverfarms@gmail.com | www.roundriverfarms.com

CITY ROOTS - ERIC and ROBBIE MCCLAM, BEN MARSHALL, BETH LUND, COURTNEY BROOKS
Produce, Eggs, Microgreens, Fish, Vermicompost
1005 Airport Blvd | Columbia, SC 29205
803-254-2303 | cityroots@cityroots.org | www.cityroots.org

CROOKED CEDAR FARM - SELVIN and EDWINA HARRELL
Produce, Eggs, Perennial Flowers, Daylilies
1464 Lawhorn Road | Blythewood, SC 29016
803-786-4841 | crookedcedarfarmsc@gmail.com | www.sites.google.com/site/crookedcedarfarmsc/

TERRA KOTTA FARMS - SCOTT and ALLISON STAPLETON
Eggs, Produce, Grapes, Rain Barrels
2412 Lewie Road | Leesville, SC 29070
803-580-9642 | rscottstapleton@gmail.com

HERITAGE FIELDS FARM - DAVID DERRICK
Seasonal produce
10350 Broad River Rd | Irmo, SC 29063
David@heritagefieldsfarm.com | www.heritagefieldsfarm.com

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA COMMUNITY FARM and GARDEN - SUSTAINABLE CAROLINA STAFF
Educational Garden, Herbs
1216 Wheat St, Building C | Columbia, SC 29208
803-777-0833 | weiland@fmc.sc.edu | artsandsciences.sc.edu/greenquad/garden

WIL-MOORE FARMS - KEITH and ROBIN WILLOUGHBY
Eggs, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Goat
1916 Three Branches Road | Lugoff, SC 29078
803-438-3097 | keith@wil-moorefarms.com | www.wil-moorefarms.com

PARADISE ACRES FARM - TOM HORDNES and DENISE BACHMANN
Turkeys, Eggs, Seasonal Fruits, Gluten Free Pies & Cookies
374 Gettys Rd | Elgin, SC 29045
803-427-6943 | DKBachmann@paradise-acres-farm.com | www.paradise-acres-farm.com

NOMA COMMUNITY GARDEN - JACQUELINE WILLIAMS
Vegetables, Ornamental Flowers
2700 River Drive | Columbia, SC 29201
803-545-3100 | http://www.columbiasc.net/communitygardens/491

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association helps people grow and eat local, organic food by advocating for fair farm and food policies, building the systems family farms need to thrive, and educating communities about local, organic farming.  www.carolinafarmstewards.org

Friday, January 25, 2013

Slow Food U.S.A. Annual Southeast Regional Leaders' Meeting, Feb. 24

This just in from the mothership! If you are a current member of Slow Food Columbia and would like to attend this meeting, let us know at info@slowfoodcolumbia.org and we'll introduce you to Jovan Sage via email in advance. Thanks!

The Slow Food Southeast Regional Leader's Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 9:30a-4:30p in Atlanta, Georgia at the Clarkston Community Center (3701 College Avenue, Clarkston, GA 30021).

Keynote Speakers include Paolo Croce, General Secretary, Slow Food International and Richard McCarthy, Incoming Executive Director of Slow Food USA. The meeting will be facilitated by Jovan Sage, Leadership Program Manager of Slow Food USA.

Many of the chapters in the southeastern United States are very actively involved in the food movement, and there is strength in numbers. The annual Southeast Regional Leader's Meeting is just around the corner and we are welcoming chapter leaders from the rest of the South to join us.

We hope to build a stronger sense of community amongst the southeastern US Slow Food chapters. During this daylong meeting we will be exploring ways to increase unity and strengthen the network. Ultimately, we want to take the work of the region to a deeper level of commitment, but we need involved members to help determine what that work should be.

This will be our first opportunity to begin building a stronger sense of community within the southeastern United States. Please pass this onto your membership as this meeting is open to Chapter leaders and member representatives.

Registration is now open on BrownPaperTickets.

P.S. To be connected to a homestay please contact Gabraelle Lane at  240.460.0111  or gabraellelane@gmail.com.