Join us at Long Road Distiller to mix and mingle and celebrate a new year of local food. Slow Food West Michigan celebrates those players in the food chain who together support sustainable agriculture, food production and distribution with the goal of preserving taste and biodiversity.
Join Salt of the Earth and New Holland Brewing Company as we celebrate all things Slow Food through highlighting and furthering our commitment to the West Michigan Farming Community.
ATTENTION UPDATE ON TIME & LOCATION 9/8/2015: Join Slow Food West Michigan for our autumn POTLUCK at the lovely Mud Lake Farm.
The sun was hot but a cool breeze mitigated some of its effect as we bent over the rows of reedy garlic plants. Rachelle, the owner of Earthkeeper Farm, a USDA Organic and Snail of Approval certified farm in Kent City, MI, had already gone through the rows and “forked” them, loosening the soil around […]CONTINUE READING →
Bees are an integral part of our food system. Yet, in recent years, disturbing things have happened to bees. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a mysterious disease that decimates entire hives, has become rampant in our bee populations. Scientists theorize that this is due to increased pesticide use, mono-cultures, and the way bees are treated in […]CONTINUE READING →
We are thrilled to announce the awardees for the Biodiversity Micro-Grants! Thanks to your support and donations to Slow Food West Michigan, we are able to locally fund this awesome program. Schuler Farms will be growing an heirloom variety of potato called Laratte French Fingerling. “This particular variety is rare and sought after by many […]CONTINUE READING →