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, 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

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