What is the Snail of Approval?

The Snail of Approval is an initiative of many Slow Food chapters across the US with the goal of recognizing the food-related providers who are making significant contributions to the quality of our food and drink, and thus, the quality of our lives.

Be sure to look for this slow food snail of approval sign on local restaurants, producers & businesses, or, you can nominate a venue for our slow food snail of approval!

Nominations are reviewed between November 1 to December 31.  Feel free to submit your nomination for review in 2019. Previous awardees may be renominated.

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE A BUSINESS

Meet Our Snail of Approval Recipients

Restaurants

American Harvest
3241 West Iles Ave.
Springfield, IL 62711
217-546-8300
www.americanharvesteatery.com

Augie’s Front Burner
109 S. 5th St.
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 544-6979
www.augiesfrontburner.com
[email protected]
Owner, August Mrozowski

Cafe Moxo
411 East Adams
Springfield, IL 62701
217-788-8084
www.cafemoxo.com

Epiphany Farms Hospitality Group
220 E. Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
www.epiphanyfarms.com
Owners, Ken and Nanam Myszka & Stew Hummel

Engrained Brewery & Restaurant
1120 Lincolnshire Blvd
Springfield, IL 62711
(217) 546-3054
www.engrainedbrewery.com
Owners, Brent and Melissa Schwoerer

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

Incredibly Delicious
925 S 7th St.
Springfield, IL 62703
27-528-8548
www.incrediblydelicious.com

Long Nine Junction
5 W. Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 210-2400
Owner, Corey Faucon

Maldaner’s
222 S 6th St.
Springfield, IL 62701
217-522-4313
www.maldenars.com

Sangamo Club
227 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217- 544-1793
www.sangamoclub.net

The Garden Capone’s Hideout
200 W Illinois St.
New Berlin, IL 62670
217-488-6121
www.thegardenofnb.com
Owner, Justin Richardson

Purveyor/

Retail/Wholesale

Petersburg Poultry Processing
1215 E. Clary St.
Petersburg, IL 62675
(217) 501-2316
pppoultry.com
Owners: Cavan and Steele Sullivan

Sitka Salmon Shares
109 South Cherry St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 342-3474
Sitkasalmonshares.com
[email protected]
Owner, Nic Mink

Stores and
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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
Owner, Jeff Elston

Three Twigs Bakery
1370 Toronto Rd
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 441-2523
www.threetwigsbakery.com
Owners, Emily and Timothy Lewis

Beverage Industries

Custom Cup Coffee
321 E. Monroe St.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217)652-6154
www.customcupcoffee.com
Owners, Brent and Kendra Boesdorfer

Danenberger Family Vineyards
12341 Irish Rd.
New Berlin, Illinois 62670
(217) 488-6321
www.danenbergerfamilyvineyards.com
[email protected]
Owners, Danenberger Family

Hand of Fate Brewing Company
107 E. Douglas
Petersburg, IL 62675
(217) 691-1098
handoffatebrewing.beer
Owner, Michael Allison

Just the Basics Catering II
15 S. Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
www.facebook.com/jtbcatering
Owners, Madison Regan

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

Smart Natured Smoothies
319 E. Madison
Springfield, IL 62702
https://www.facebook.com/SmartNatured
Owners, Isaac Dawson and Somer Baylark

Value Added Products

Acbees Apiary
16813 Lowder Rd.
Waverly, IL 62692
www.acbees.org
Owner, Arvin Pierce

Faulkner’s Honeybees
Pleasant Plains, IL
(217) 361-7296
Owner, Trevor Faulkner

Jimmy Sticks Pepper Products
14077 Saint Joseph Rd.
Athens, IL 62613
217-414-2184
[email protected]
www.jimmystick.com
Owner, James Walsh

Natural Artistry
Sheman, IL
(217) 827-5765
Owners: Marty Kern and Jim Boosinger

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
[email protected]
Owner, Jerry Jimnez

Harvest and Blooms
6130 New City Rd.
Rochester, IL 62563
[email protected]
www.harvestandblooms.com
Owners, Garrick and Violeta Veenstra

Living Waters Farm
29695 East 100 North Rd
Strawn, Illinois 61775
(815) 688-3018
www.livingwaterfarms.com
[email protected]
Owners, Kevin and Denise Kilgus

Moon Girl Farm
15137 Tomlin Rd.
Pleasant Plains, Illinois 62677
www.facebook.com/moongirlfarm
Owners, Hannah Tomlin and Ben Banach

Oak Tree Farms
2585 Literberry Prentice Rd
Ashland, Illinois 62612
www.facebook.com/oaktreeorganics
Owner, Chad Wallace

Parkes Family Produce
9248 State Route 125
Pleasant Plains, Illinois 62677
(815) 688-3018
www.parkesfamilyproduce.com
Owner, John Parkes

Red Gate Farm

15276 New Salem Bluff Rd.
Petersburg, IL 62675
217-501-4234
[email protected]
www.redgatefarmllc.com
Owners, Sean and Danielle Londrigan

Small Axe Market Garden
Springfield, IL 62701
[email protected]
(217) 299-4578 or (217) 891-3570
Owner, Gus Jones

Stewards of the Land
2959 N 2100 Rd
Fairbury, IL 61739
217-891-4962
www.thestewardsoftheland.com
Owner, Marty Travis

Sugar Grove Family Farms
20634 State Highway 29
Greenview, IL 62642
217-891-4962
[email protected]
www.sugargrovefamilyfarms.com
Owner, Chase Sanert

Educational Institutions

Butler Elementary School
Butler School Community Garden
1701 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
www.facebook.com/ButlerSchoolCommunityGarden
Principle, Tracy Gage

Copper Pot Cooking Studio
916 W. Laurel St.
Springfield, IL 62704
[email protected]
www.copperpotclasses.com
Owner, Denise Perry

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

Lincoln Memorial Garden and Nature Center
2301 E. Lake Shore Dr.
Springfield, IL 62712
www.lincolnmemorialgarden.com