National Slow Food Day — Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast

September 16, 2010

This year’s National Slow Food Day of Action, “Dig In! Break Ground, Break Bread,” is Saturday, September 25th, and Lynden is celebrating by hosting a resource fair from 1-4 pm that highlights the work of local food activists, organizations, and vendors. The slow food movement envisions a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it, and good for the planet. Our fair will offer an opportunity to learn more about slow food, find out what local organizations are up to, and sample some of their wares.

Over the next few days, I’ll be posting a little about our participants. First up is Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast.

Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast is part of Slow Food International, an eco-gastronomic non-profit organization of more than 100,000 members worldwide. The chapter partners with other groups to advocate in support of family farms and cooperatives, locally grown food, school gardens, conservation of regional culinary traditions and the maintenance of biodiversity. Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast seeks “to create dramatic and lasting change in the food system by reconnecting Americans with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food.” They work to inspire a transformation in food policy, production practices and market forces to ensure equity, sustainability and pleasure in the food we eat. For more information about Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast, check out their website, www.slowfoodwise.org.

Additionally, from 6 to 10 pm on September 25th, Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast will host The Art of Food at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, an evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres and world music in support of local food projects, biodiversity and this year’s Terra Madre delegates. To learn more and purchase tickets to this event, visit http://slowfoodwise.org.

Lynden celebrates National Slow Food Day of Action, “Dig In! Break Ground, Break Bread,” on Saturday, September 25th, from 1 – 4 pm. Admission is $9 general, $7 for students and seniors. Members and children under 6 are free. Admission includes access to the garden, house, and resource fair, and snacks from local vendors. This will be the first in a year-round series of sustainability events at the sculpture garden.


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