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Help Bring Clean Energy to Missouri

If you are interested please read the following letter from the Missouri Coalition for the Environment: We know you’ve probably been seeing various e-alerts calling for a mandatory Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) in Missouri. Arguably, no other policy is more effective at spurring the development of renewable energy. Unfortunately, Missouri legislators have taken a pass [...]

[ More ] March 28th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in action |

Convivial Pursuit Thanks

Thanks to everyone that came out for this years Convivial Pursuit. It was an absolute success with around 160 people having a great time while testing their food trivia skills. Sauce Magazine ran away with the win in the final rounds having brought a table full of ringers (also called employees). Special thanks to Mike [...]

[ More ] March 27th, 2008 | 2 Comments | Posted in Event |

Family Farm Lobby Day

March 31st, 2008 1:30-4PM State Capitol-First Floor Rotunda If you oppose your tax-payer dollars subsidizing corporate factory farms… If you care about preserving the right to know how your food is produced… If you want to stop the National Animal Identification System (NAIS)… THEN WE NEED YOU ON MONDAY, MARCH 31st! Join Family Farmers, Rural [...]

[ More ] March 17th, 2008 | 1 Comment | Posted in Missouri Food Issues |

St. Louis Community Farmers’ Market this Saturday

Don’t forget the St. Louis Community Farmers’ Market is this Saturday. Here’s a message from Market Manager Mike McLellan Hello again everyone! Spring is just around the corner, sprouts are springing, buds are bursting… um, wait a sec, now it’s snowing Things can be unpredictable this time of year but this I promise – it’s [...]

[ More ] March 7th, 2008 | 1 Comment | Posted in Farmers' Market |

March Meeting Update

March 12 at 8PM there will be a viewing of the film The Real Dirt On Farm John at the Schlafly Bottleworks. Given the opportunity we have to view this film together, we felt a change of venue was in order, so the March monthly meeting will be moved to this location. The viewing is [...]

[ More ] February 29th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in Event |

Eating Locally

On Sunday, a California meat company issued the largest beef recall in US history, which provides us with an important opportunity to raise awareness of Slow Food and the atrocities of CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations). Hopefully, the Slow Food movement can turn a lot of people on to eating the healthy, humanely raised meat [...]

[ More ] February 19th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in General |

From Bean To Bar

Last night, Slow Food St. Louis hosted a chocolate talk and tasting with Alan McClure, founder of Patric Chocolate in Columbia, MO. From the beginning of his talk, it became readily apparent that Alan is extremely passionate about chocolate. He also loves to educate folks about all things chocolate and educated we became about the [...]

[ More ] February 14th, 2008 | 3 Comments | Posted in Event |

Pluggin’ Away on the New Site

To give you some idea of what needs to be done to even establish the baseline of what we envision for this site, I still have the following pages to create: Farms: Centennial Farms, Claverach Farms, Food Routes, Giles Ranch, Goatsbeard Farm, Hinkebein Hills Farm, Hope Haven Homestead, Kenney Family Organic Produce, La Ferme du [...]

[ More ] February 6th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in General |