On Sunday, Grid spent a few hours Sunday at Slow Food Philadelphia's Dig In! event at World Cafe Live. The food, drink and local love were all flowing freely. It got us really excited—not only about the future of Grid, but also about the healthy, fresh, community-connecting food movement in Philadelphia.
Reading Terminal Market and Fair Food Farmstand reps were there, along with Grid recipe guru Marisa McClellan from FIJ, the Urban Nutrition Initiative, Harvest Local Foods, PASA, the Sustainable Business Network, Farm to City, the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger and the Restaurant School's Slow Food chapter.
Needless to say, the company was great.
Healthy Bites provided a delicious quinoa salad, two types of chili and homemade hummus with pita and veggies. Complimentary booze from West Philly's nearby Dock Street Brewing Co. and B.T. Brownies brought the sweet treats. Everyone was eating, enjoying, chatting and celebrating—a perfect way to practice Slow Food's founding principles:
Slow Food USA is an educational organization dedicated to the stewardship of the land and ecologically sound food production; to the revival of the kitchen and the table as centers of pleasure, culture, and community, and to the invigoration and proliferation of regional, seasonal culinary traditions.