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Here we are in the midst of the richest farmland in the planet, and much of the food eaten in our community is grown in California (or Florida, Mexico, or Chile), shipped to New Jersey to be processed, and shipped again to Springfield to be microwaved.  Slow Food Springfield is out to change that by re-introducing people to the joys of eating food that is grown locally and prepared thoughtfully.  We help people understand where food comes from, who makes it, and how it is made.  Our monthly events promote this mission.  They include tours of farms, apiaries, wineries, and breweries,  special meals at local restaurants, films, and potlucks.  Please go the the page “About Us” for more  information about our Slow Food Springfield Chapter.

Seek out Snail of Approval signs at the following businesses.  They are based in Springfield, Illinois unless indicated otherwise.

2015

Seek out Snail of Approval signs at the following businesses. They are based in Springfield, Illinois unless indicated otherwise.

RESTAURANTS


Augie’s Front Burner
109 S. 5th St.
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 544-6979
Augies website
reservations@auguesfrontburner.com
Owner, August Mrozowski

Driftwood Cocktail & Eatery
11 W. Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 572-1906
www.driftwoodeatery.com.
driftwoodeatery@gmail.com
Owner, Ryan Lewis

Firefly Grill
1810 Avenue of Mid-America
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 342-2002
ffgrill.com
Owner, Kristie and Niall Campbell

Harvest Café
317 Locust Dr.
Delavan, Illinois 61734
(309) 244-7000
www.harvestcafedelavan.com.
Sous Chef, Ashton Fuchs and General Manager, Jennifer McCarson

 La Calia
115 N. 6th St.
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 753-1652
Owner, Leah Schrenk

STORES/ARTISAN SHOPS

Cocoa Blue
117 East Main St.
Rochester, Illinois 62563
(217) 498-1261
www.cocoabluechocolates.com.
Owner, Joshua Becker

Corkscrew Wine Emporium
2613 Chatham Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 698-1112
www.thecorkscrew.com.

springfield@thecorkscrew.com
President and Owner Geoff, Managers Cathy and Daniel

Country Market
1610 Wabash Ave.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 793-6800
www.countrymarketspringfield.com.
Owner, George Dawson and Family

 Food Fantasies
1512 Wabash Ave.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 793- 8009
www.foodfantasies.com.
foodfanta@gmail.com
Owner, Jeff Elston

The Sugar Jar Bakery
319 East Monroe St.
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 670-2278
www.sugarjarbakery.com.
sabrina@sugarjarbakery.com
Owner, Sabrina Martindale

BEVERAGE INDUSTRIES

Custom Cup
321 East Monroe St.
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 652-6154
www.customcupcoffeecom.

Owners, Brent and Kendra Boesdorfer

Danenberger Family Vineyards
12341 Irish Rd.
New Berlin, Illinois 62670
(217) 488-6321
www.danenbergerfamilyvineyards.com.
grace@dfv-wines.com
Owners, Danenberger Family

Rolling Meadows Brewery
3954 Central Point Road
Cantrall, IL 62625
www.rmbrewery.com.
Owners, Caren and Chris Trudeau

FARMS

Bunn Farms
1400 Stevenson Dr.
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 529-6622
www.bunngourmet.com.
Owners, the Bunn Family

Darn Hot Peppers
827 Vines Rd.
Cobden, IL 62920
www.darnhotpeppers.com/products.htm”
info@darnhotpeppers.com
Owner, Jerry Jimnez

Live Springs Farm
Carrollton, Illinois 62016
www.livespringsfarm.com.
Owners, Bobbi Sandwisch and Alex Weber

Living Water Farms
29695 East 100 North Rd
Strawn, Illinois 61775
(815) 688-301
www.livingwaterfarms.com.
info@livingwaterfarms.com
Owners, Kevin and Denise Kilgus

 Sally’s Fields
Chatham, Illinois 62629
www.sallysfields.com.
info@sallysfields.com
Owner, SallyMcDaniel-Smith

Small Axe Market Garden
Springfield, IL 62701
augustj77@gmail.com
(217) 299-4578 or (217) 891-3570
Owners, Gus Jones and Andy Heck

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Lincoln Land Community College: Value Added Program, Culinary Arts Program, Culinary Institute, and Workforce Division
www.llcc.edu.
(217) 786-2292

2014

Engrained Brewing Company
Owner/Brewer, Brent Schwoerer
Exex Chef, Bradley Crites
Pastry Chef, Kate Wagahoff
Manager, Andrew Castlebury

2013

  • Mark Forinash, Café Moxo (2013)
  • ChadWallace, Oak Tree Organics (2013)

 2012

  • Andy Heck, Heck’s Harvest
  • Chef Michael Higgins, Maldaner’s
  • David Radwine, General Manager of the Sangamo Club
  • Stan Schutte, Triple S Farms
  • Garrick Veenstra, Veenstra’s Vegetables
  • Ashley Glatz, RealCuisine Catering
  • Jordan and Aurora Coffey, American Harvest Eatery
  • Patrick Groth, Incredibly Delicious

The Snail of Approval program is our way of recognizing the local eateries and artisans  that provide us with quality, authentic, and sustainable food and drink.

Slow Food Springfieldl announced the first local Snail of Approvals honorees at the   October 27 Heritage Pork Dinner at Maldnaer’s. Since that time we have given more awards.  Above is a list of awardees.

Any Slow Food member can nominate an awardee.

More information is available on the Snail of Approval page.

 

 

 

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