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Slow Spotlight: City Greens

Shhh. Did you know that there’s a secret club for locavores with a social justice bent? City Greens is a community market in The Grove stocking all local, chemical-free produce, bread, dairy, eggs and meat.

[ More ] June 17th, 2013 | 2 Comments | Posted in Featured, Slow Spotlight |

Slow Spotlight: Mac’s Local Buys

Chris McKenzie of Mac’s Local Buys applied for a Slow Food St. Louis micro-grant in 2012 to purchase coolers – long, white coolers that may be familiar to campers or fishermen – that just so happen nestle snugly like the pieces of a Jenga puzzle into the back of his SUV. At first thought, coolers may be a strange thing to seek funding for to some.

[ More ] June 12th, 2013 | 2 Comments | Posted in Featured, Slow Spotlight |

Slow Spotlight: Raintree Learning Community

To be a good student you need good food. Raintree Learning Community’s nutritional program is built on the cornerstone of students needing good food to fuel them to learn and excel.

[ More ] April 8th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Featured, Slow Spotlight |

Slow Spotlight: Weidner Farm

Weidner Farm celebrates its fifth season of farming and beekeeping, thanks to Mary Ellen Raymond. From mortgage banker to farmer, agriculture and beekeeping are part of Mary Ellen’s heritage.

[ More ] March 18th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Farmers, Featured, Slow Spotlight |

Slow Spotlight: YellowTree Farm

There are two sides to the story that is our annual Biodiversity Farmer and Producer Micro-Grants. The easiest to appreciate are the success stories, and the changes that accompany them. Things like an ever more diverse bounty of vibrant greens and lettuces, filling baskets at our farmers markets throughout the growing season.

[ More ] January 22nd, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Farmers, Featured, Slow Spotlight |

Slow Spotlight: Sassafras Valley Farm

The Slow Spotlight is a series of regular blog posts exploring the story of our food. The series reports on local farms, “slow” food products/businesses, and the preservation (or creation) of food traditions with occasional coverage of relevant organizations, issues, and events.

[ More ] December 4th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Farmers, Featured, Slow Spotlight |

Slow Spotlight: Ozark Forest Mushrooms

The Slow Spotlight is a series of regular blog posts exploring the story of our food. The series reports on local farms, “slow” food products/businesses, and the preservation (or creation) of food traditions with occasional coverage of relevant organizations, issues, and events.

[ More ] November 26th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Farmers, Farmers' Market, Featured, Slow Spotlight |
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