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Grant Highlight | Beverly Bryan Community Orchard

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 project to provide the West Michigan community with more heirloom variety trees there were sustainably sourced. This project is directly impacting the devolopment and education of students in food insecure areas…

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Einkorn: Wheat As Nature Intended

SFWM Einkorn Flour

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 is increasingly difficult for consumers to make educated decisions concerning their food choices. While there are nutritional benefits to fresh bread, either homemade or from a bakery, what can be…

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Slow Food Nations 2018 Recap

slow food nations 2018

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 downtown Denver, Colorado made this clear. Bright colors were everywhere and gaggles of people moved leisurely through the avenues, stopping to chat, sample, and connect. What I didn’t realize was…

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Sanctuary Restaurants Offer A Place at the Table for All


A new sanctuary movement is developing in the food world By Alex Gillett In the past year, amid the politics and controversies, the Sanctuary City movement has been all over the news— mayors from cities like L.A. and Chicago declared their cities Sanctuary Cities stating they would not cooperate with the federal government’s immigration enforcement…

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Slow Food Entrepreneur: Vincent Mcintosh

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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2016 Volunteer Days

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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Join Our Book Club!

We are thrilled to announce that our Slow Food West Michigan book club is returning in 2016! To say we are excited is a bit of an understatement. We are looking forward to regular opportunities for convivial discussions centered around topics we all hold dear. Please submit your name and email in the form below…

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Book Club Favorites

Slow Food West Michigan Book Club

We hope that you are able to carve out a bit of time to enjoy some of the books listed below. These are some of our book club favorites. Educating on food sustainability, cooking techniques, conviviality, and more! A random selection of books we have read so far: Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating…

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