Plant a Seed! We are launching our Spring campaign on this lovely late Winter day—today we commence to send the very cool 2019 Plant a Seed packet to 500 schools across the nation, 200 chefs, and cultivators of slow farms and gardens. Our aim is to inspire, equip and educate land stewards to plant (and plan the planting of) a colorful variety of seeds in a collective effort to preserve essential biodiversity and encourage earth-conscious innovation.⠀ .⠀ We're very excited to have partnered with @Row7Seeds to offer magnificent seed varieties carefully rendered for best taste while respecting the slow history of their beginnings: Robin’s Koginut Squash, the Beauregarde Snow Pea and the Badger Flame Beet. Those exciting seeds partner with three Ark of Taste varieties from our friends in the slow seed biz: Long Island Cheese Squash, the Laxton’s Progress #9 Shell Pea, and the Early Blood Turnip Beet.⠀ .⠀ You can order your Plant a Seed pack on the website at the link in our profile!
The Long Island Cheese Pumpkin is one of the oldest varieties cultivated in America. It's also one of the six seeds in our Plant a Seed kit, and the Plant a Seed campaign launches later this month! ⠀ .⠀ Well suited for the region’s climate, it is an invaluable part of Long Island food history, culture, and tradition, and a delicious choice for many types of cooking. The seed of the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin was available through seed retailers up until the 1960s, but then it began to disappear. Seed sources were positioning different varieties like Dickinson and Kentucky Field pumpkins instead. In short, Midwestern pumpkin varieties complemented all the components of the growing canned pumpkin industry, and slowly this beautiful Long Island heirloom got lost in the modernization of seed and food production...⠀ ⠀ But in the late 1970s, despite great regulatory challenges, Ken Ettlinger, a local seed saver and natural science educator, established a regional seed bank called the Long Island Seed Project to conserve the genetic resources of Long Island.... Today, the Project restores varieties like the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin suited for the local culture and ecological agriculture systems, and educates farmers and consumers on breeding techniques and seed saving. ⠀ .⠀ Learn so much more about this pretty pumpkin at: http://bit.ly/LongIslandCheesePumpkin⠀ .⠀ #arkoftaste PC: @katydid_katiejohnson
Are you the maker of a good, clean, and fair food or beverage? Join us as a merchant at Slow Food Nations in Denver this July 20-21! ⠀ .⠀ Merchants tell their story, share samples and sell their product to 25,000 slow food enthusiasts over the course of the weekend and are the main event of the free-entry Taste Marketplace. On July 19, we host a B2B reception and panel for merchants, buyers and chefs, featuring the best bites and fruitful conversations.⠀ ⠀ You can find all the details and the application on the website at buff.ly/2RU6C6S. DM us if you have Qs.⠀ .⠀ #SlowFoodNations #SlowFood #foodfestival #savethedate #VisitDenver #Colorado
We are thrilled to welcome @fire.brew to the Taste Marketplace at Slow Food Nations this July! ⠀ .⠀ “Fire Brew is a holistic health tonic to heal, restore, and strengthen naturally. Crafted from nutrient-dense certified organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices steeped and fermented in raw, organic apple cider vinegar. Each blend contains the same strong base of inflammation and toxin fighting ingredients, as well as unique boosts that characterize our individual blends, adding an extra twist of health! Immune boosting, digestion supporting, over-all health thriving tonics!” .⠀ Want to join Fire Brew as a merchant in this year's Taste Marketplace? Apply today! slowfoodnations.org/merchants⠀ .⠀ #womanowned #arkoftaste #slowfood #slowfoodnations #firebrew #mindyourmanna
How does your garden grow? We like them all ways. We love this this dreamy, impressive container garden from Rooted Garden... We've been dreaming of all manner of gardens while packing Plant a Seed kits for our campaign launch next week!⠀ .⠀ Our Spring Plant a Seed campaign launches next week and benefits school gardens across the country. We aim to inspire green thumbs everywhere to plant a seed as an act of preservation and a move to maintain crucial biodiversity. The kit contains six seed packets⠀ .⠀ Our Plant a Seed campaign launches next week and the full kit will be available for sale to all of you! When you order a Plant a Seed, you help make it possible for us to send free kits to 500 school gardens across the country. Because school lunch is an academic subject and gardens make great classrooms!⠀ .⠀ #slowfood #slowgardens #plantaseed #arkoftaste #gardenplan #containergarden #schoolgardens
Larimer Square is a historic and beautiful city block in the heart of downtown Denver, Colorado, where our annual Slow Food Nations festival takes place. It was the first block in Denver. It's probably been the first block for a whole lot of things... each summer, we take over the block and its periphery, fondly known as Larimer Square, for three summer days to bring you the best of Slow Food—its people, products and parties! Mark your calendars for July 19-21, food lovers. It's going to be delicious.⠀ .⠀ #slowfood #slowfoodnations #savethedate @#SFN 2019