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.