Run for Clean Air 

Sat., April 18. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Japenese Cherry Blossum Festival

Sat., April 18. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

How to: Organic Vegetable Garden

Wed., April 22. 5 to 7 p.m.





Entries in slow food (3)


Eating Alabama

Slow Food, in collaboration with Farm to City, will present a free screening of the essay-style food documentary, Eating Alabama, on Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at The Rotunda on 4014 Walnut Street in West Philadelphia.

In search of a simpler life, filmmaker Andrew Beck Grace and his wife, Rashmi, return home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did – locally and seasonally. They quickly realize that nearly everything about the food system has changed, and eating local is not as easy as it used to be. Peppered with Grace’s thoughtful narrative and touching family anecdotes, Eating Alabama is a story about community, the South, and why food matters.

In a Q&A with the filmmaker, Grace speaks about the innate implications of food as it affects families, farmers, and communities.

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There’s No Place Like Home: Exploring the meaning of Slow Food at home and abroad

story by Julianne MesaricUntil my summer working at the Headhouse Farmers Market, I didn’t know what a real peach tasted like. The peaches from my childhood were firm, fuzzy globes—average, unmemorable pieces of fruit bought from the local box supermarket. Working at the Three Springs Fruit Farm stand changed that.

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From the Editor: The Pleasures of Slow Food

The birth of slow food is an inspiring story. In March 1986, McDonald’s opened its first location in Italy, near the Spanish Steps in Rome. The Steps were built in 1725, the neighborhood was home to John Keats in the 19th century and, not too long ago, Bob Dylan wrote a song about them.

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