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  • Discussions about “Slow Food” tend to conjure up images of days gone by.  Sheep grazing leisurely on the rolling hillsides in an old-fashioned European town, cheese made on a pioneer’s farm, candlelit dinners before the invention of buzzing, distracting cell phones.  While it can be fun to indulge in these nostalgic reveries, what does Slow […]

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  • On April 24th, 2016 the Slow Food West Michigan community gathered together at Harmony Hall for an exceptional 5-Course dinner with Provision Family Farms pork.   Harmony Hall is a champion of nose-to-tail cuisine and well known for locally crafted brew and passionate dedication to supporting local, sustainable purveyors.  A portion of the proceeds went to […]

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  • Slow Food West Michigan had a very productive 2016 Volunteer Day Series! If you want to stay up to date on upcoming volunteer opportunities, contact us today to join our volunteer mailing list! May 19th we had the pleasure of working with the team at Urban Roots. Volunteers were able to help set up trellising and plant […]

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  • On June 3rd, 2016 the Slow Food West Michigan community gathered at Lubber’s Family Farm for our Annual Slow Food Mixer.   Lubbers Family Farm is a family owned picturesque farm nestled along the Grand River in West Michigan. Sustainable agricultural practices have been their guiding principles since 1995. The farm is home to Little Rooster […]

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  • On August 20th, 2016 the Slow Food West Michigan community took a road trip to enjoy the next big thing in the local food and beverage tasting scene. Virtue Cider hosted a Artisanal Cheese, Tapas, & Cider Pairing Fundraiser.     Attendees were able to enjoy a proper farmhouse cider making and tasting, as well […]

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  • THIS GIVEAWAY HAS BEEN CLOSED AS OF NOVEMBER 7TH. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Lubber’s Family Farm has generously donated one of their heritage breed Bourbon Red turkeys to Slow Food West Michigan. We are extremely thankful to our community for your continued support, donations, time, and input throughout the year. You are the […]

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  • On July 28th, 2016 the Slow Food West Michigan community gathered together at Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm for a slow food inspired dinner from Amore Trattoria.            We enjoyed summer’s best fruits and veggies from one of the areas best Italian restaurants at a favorite farm of theirs. Ed Dunneback and Girls Farm is […]

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  • My mom was in town and she wanted wine.  True, we live in Beer City USA, but Grand Rapids has a lot to offer besides its favorite glutinous beverage.  We walked downtown on a hot summer day to snack and quench our thirst at Reserve Wine and Food. I have never had anything less than […]

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  • Maybe it was the 4-10 rifle I received for my fifth birthday, or the 1944 Farmall H tractor I bought when I was 12. Perhaps it was the fact that I spent my childhood during a time when everything took a little longer. A time when we played in the woods and corn fields and […]

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  • Preserving biodiversity is critical to protecting our ecosystems and ensuring the security of our local food system. We are so thankful for your support and donations that allow us to support local growers and promote biodiversity on their farms through the Biodiversity Micro-Grant. We are grateful to all of the outstanding applications we received from local farmers. […]

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