2016 Local Food Hero: Slow Food First Coast
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.”
For more information about Slow Food First Coast visit their website at www.slowfoodfirstcoast.com