2016 Local Food Hero: Slow Food First Coast

January 13, 2017
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slow food first coast
Slow Food First Coast seek sto inspire a transformation in food policy, production practices and market forces so that they ensure equity, sustainability and pleasure in the food we eat.

NAME Slow Food First Coast
CATEGORY Non-Profit/Food Advocacy

STARTUP STORY A group of like-minded volunteers started the local chapter in 2007. Slow Food is an international organization, active in over 150 countries and including more than 170 chapters in the US.

WHY LOCAL? “We work to save disappearing food traditions and traditional food products, to help people rediscover the joys of eating and to understand the importance of caring where food comes from, who makes it and how it’s made so a robust local food system is paramount to our mission. We value food produced locally and recognize its use.”

RUNNER-UP River City Chicks
HONORABLE MENTIONS Clara White Mission, BEAM, Pie in the Sky, Dig Local

For more information about Slow Food First Coast visit their website at www.slowfoodfirstcoast.com

Article from Edible Northeast Florida at http://ediblenortheastflorida.ediblecommunities.com/local-food-hero-slow-food-first-coast-non-profit-food-advocacy
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