Slow Food Foothills second annual spring fundraiser May 19

Published 9:44 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Last year’s Spring fundraiser was such a success that Slow Food Foothills has decided a repeat is in order.

On Sunday, May 19, Overmountain Vineyards & Winery will host the second annual Slow Food Spring Fundraiser from 4-8 p.m.

A casual gourmet buffet will be provided by Suzanne Strickland of Stone Soup and Overmountain Vineyard and Winery will pour tastings, wine by the glass and by the bottle. Bottle Tree Beer will also be available for purchase.

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Following the meal, North Carolina’s favorite Gigi Dover & the Big Love will perform with the mountains as a backdrop to the sprawling grapevines in one of Polk County’s most beautiful settings.

Another highlight to the evening will be the second annual silent auction. Come help Slow Food earn money to fund future projects for its Slow Food in Schools program and other community events. Many generous donations have already been made but Slow Food is still actively seeking more items.

Tickets can be purchased on line through brown paper tickets at or at Overmountain Winery and La Bouteille. Last year’s event was sold out and availability is on a first come, first serve basis.

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with members in 150 countries and 1,300 volunteer-led chapters around the world. The organization was founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast global programs and the disappearance of local food cultures with campaigns that pursue the vision of a world where everyone can enjoy food.

Today, the group promotes local and national food that is good for us, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet.

For more information on Slow Food Foothills or the event, contact

– article submitted by Mindy Wiener