What is New at Slow Food Springfield
Love apples? Want help save heritage apples trees? Slow Food Springfield has a new project. With the help of a grant from the Springfield Civic Garden Club, we are going to plant old-fashioned apple trees in public places around Springfield. As part of this project, we are offering our members and friends the chance to buy a heritage apple tree at a good price. We offer several varieties that you don’t usually see in the grocery store or at the farmers’ market. By planting a heritage tree, you can be a part of a national movement to save heritage species, a part of the Slow Food mission.
Certified arborist James Wilkins is heading up this project. He will offer tips on planting and nurturing your heritage apple trees. (Yes, trees. You’ll need to plant at least two varieties to ensure pollination.)
We’ll order the trees in late September. They’ll be delivered in early November, the perfect time for fall planting. . Please complete the Order Form and return it with your check, payable to Slow Food Springfield, to:
1628 S. Lowell Ave.
Springfield, IL 62704
Questions? Email James at email@example.com.
Slow Food In A Nutshell
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.
Please join us!
Congratulation to Slow Food Springfield’s Honorees for the “Snail of Approval” award.
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
Mark Forinash, Café Moxo (2013)
ChadWallace, Oak Tree Organics (2013)
- And the next awardee is………………………………..
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.