Food Diversity'S ARCHIVE

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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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