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New to a CSA? A Personal Tale

By Slow Food West Michigan

Hi everyone! Sarah here. First time blogger for Slow Food West Michigan, long time eater.  This past winter I decided that I wanted to find…

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Simmer some soup. It’s simple!

By Estelle Slootmaker

In preparation for this blog post, I took the farm-store ham-hock out of the freezer. After assuaging my soft heart with the knowledge that the…

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Grant Highlight | Beverly Bryan Community Orchard

By Slow Food West Michigan

One of our 2018 Biodiversity Grand Awardees was The City of Wyoming Tree Commission; “The Tree Amigos”. They did an outstanding job of researching their…

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Einkorn: Wheat As Nature Intended

By Claire Armstrong

Wheat is getting a bad rap these days. With gluten sensitivity on the rise and fad diets encouraging folks to give up grains entirely, it…

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Sovengard: A Grand Rapids Snail Blazer!

By Slow Food West Michigan

Exciting News: 2018 Snail Blazer award was bestowed upon The Sovengard. What is the Snail Blazer? This is the first of an annual award granted…

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Slow Food Nations 2018 Recap

By Slow Food West Michigan

I knew Slow Food Nations would be a party, and not a party that was lacking in libations. The decorations hung over Larimer Street in…

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Restoring Cultural Traditions

By Slow Food West Michigan

We’d like to introduce Green Wagon Farm, an eighteen-acre, certified-organic vegetable farm in Ada, Michigan. Green Wagon carries out the Slow Food ethos in all…

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2018 Biodiversity Mico-Grant Awardees!

By Slow Food West Michigan

Please join us in congratulating our 2018 awardees. These grants will be supporting the production of heirloom varieties and heritage breeds. Full Hollow Farm is a…

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2017 Biodiversity Grant Spotlight | Blandford Nature Center

By Slow Food West Michigan

In their initial grant application, they proposed to increase the biodiversity on the farm through planting and maintaining a native fruit and nut grove. They…

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2017 Biodiversity Grant Spotlight | Plainsong Farm

By Slow Food West Michigan

Plainsong Farm received the 2017 Biodiversity Micro-Grant to grow and distribute a 1⁄4 acre of heirloom Turkey Red wheat. During the Spring and Summer seasons they…

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About Us

Slow Food West Michigan is the West Michigan chapter of Slow Food, a non-profit, member-supported organization founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life.