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Sovengard: A Grand Rapids Snail Blazer!

Sovengard Biergarten

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 to a leader in the farm-to-table community whose dedication to sustainability and to transforming the food system captures the spirit of Slow Food. When choosing a Snail Blazer we look…

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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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2017 Micro-Grant Awardees Announced

schuler farms garlic

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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Heritage Bourbon Red Turkey

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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2016 Micro-Grant Awardees Announced

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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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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2015 Biodiversity Micro-Grant Awardees

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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Encourage Biodiversity

Thank you Local First for featuring an article about our Biodiversity Micro Grant! “Slow Food West Michigan recently announced the recipients of its inaugural Biodiversity Micro-Grants. The grants provide funding to small-scale farmers cultivating heirloom varieties and heritage breeds, and are in the amount of $200 to $500. Slow Food strives to preserve our food…

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