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Slow Food in schools and community

Published 3:12pm Monday, February 4, 2013

Slow Food in Schools will be reaching out to schools in Polk County in 2013 and offering cooking demonstrations, helping to create school gardens, speaking about local products available and much more.

Save the date: The February Slow Food potluck is hosted by the Purple Onion in Saluda, Sunday, Feb. 17 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  In Slow Food tradition, bring a local, seasonally inspired dish to share and your own place setting.  Please come with a “menu card” describing your dish and any ingredients notes of interest about it.  Beer and wine will be for sale through Purple Onion.  We thank Susan Casey in advance for opening her doors and volunteer hosting this well-attended monthly event. A short business meeting will be conducted toward the end with the emphasis this month on Volunteer Coordination for this years Slow Food projects and events.

Slow Food strives to be everything that fast food is not:  healthy, nutritious, locally sourced, lovingly prepared, and shared at table with family and friends. Area chapters create opportunities in community to connect their farms to consumers directly and with purpose-filled long-term sustainability strategy.

If you have any questions or would like to introduce yourself and your willingness to volunteer for Slow Food Foothills this year, please write to

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