July 23, 2023 Slow Food Springfield is proud to present Proud Richard’s Restaurant and Mueller Family Farm with the first Snail of Approval Awards for 2023! A sold-out crowd packed Proud Richard’s and enjoyed a local, hearty, delicious three-course menu created by owner and chef Joe Standley and his wonderful staff. Oak Tree Organics, Soap Co. Coffee Shop, Mueller Family Farm, 4 Lees Farm, and Moon Girl Farm were all highlighted in the night’s vibrant fare. Corey and Emily Faucon of Mom + Pop’s, our 2022 Snail of Approval awardee, presented the award to Joe who then presented the award to Michael Meyer of Mueller’s. It was a wonderful evening celebrating the true gifts that our local farmers and chefs give to the people of Central Illinois!