Over the centuries, Thanksgiving has become a special day to share a home-cooked meal with loved ones and an offering of thanks for our blessings. In many ways, Thanksgiving is the quintessential “Slow Food” holiday. And yet, as many of us know, Thanksgiving has a complicated and controversial past. As we celebrate with family and friends, it’s worth remembering the complexity and suffering from which our modern holiday of love, food and family was born. ⠀ ⠀ Visit our link in bio to learn more about the origins of Thanksgiving and our exploration into regional food traditions. ⠀ ⠀ #Thanksgiving #SlowFood #MenuforChange #FoodTraditions
In this age of eat and run, it may seem strange when a nation sits down to enjoy a special meal together. Yes, Thanksgiving is a tricky day: amid all the marketing and football, the holiday’s native roots get lost in the shuffle.⠀ ⠀ Yet still, families, soup kitchens and Friendsgiving all join hands to defy gravity and reclaim the table. We hope you are cooking together, eating together, and slowing down.
We are thankful for beautiful, bountiful harvests like this one from @finnmeadowsfarm in Southwest Ohio. Don't forget to slow down this season. ⠀ ⠀ #SlowFood #MenuforChange #Harvest #Thankful
This week on @for.the.wild is our #SlowFood friend, environmentalist activist, economist, writer, orator, Winona LaDuke. She is a living embodiment of radical earth activism and Indigenous sovereignty. • As the Founder and executive Director of Honor the Earth (@honortheearth), Winona is fighting against pipelines while simultaneously creating tangible solutions for oil independence. • She is rooted in the White Earth Anishinaabe Nation located in Becker, Clearwater, and Mahnomen counties of north-central Minnesota and is the founding member of @slowfoodturtleisland, the first indigenous-led slow food association in the world. • Winona is currently raising funds to purchase Winona’s Hemp and Heritage Farm in Osage, MN where she is plans to cultivate acres of industrial hemp and foster the next generation of Anishinaabe land stewards. Her Kickstarter is only 6 days away from ending! Support her in restoring the hemp economy in Minnesota . . • We have walked down the scorched path of fossil fuels and GMO’s for too long. With Winona’s Hemp and Heritage Farm, we are moving forward armed with our ancestral wisdom to create the regenerative economies our children deserve to inherit. To do this, we will work with tribal and non-tribal producers to create a value-added hemp industry. The industry will focus on hemp fiber for paper, clothing and hemp food products. It’s time for us to move forward towards a green future. It’s time for Winona’s Hemp • Winona’s Hemp and Heritage Farm will generate local wealth in our community by establishing a training institute for indigenous foods and hemp farming and working with our youth to create the next generation of Anishinaabe farmers. • Help her reach her goal and follow @winonaladuke on Instagram today. • #WinonaLaDuke #WinonasHemp #ForTheWild #SlowFood #HonorTheEarth #IndigenousResistance #WomenWhoFarm
#tbt to @slowfoodchs Ark of Taste Dinner last year at @edmundsoast featuring chefs from around the Southeast. This year they’re hosting a whole week of events promoting the Ark of Taste! They have a ginger harvest with @virgilkaine 🐌 an Ark of Taste food & beverage crawl to participating restaurants 🐌 a luncheon with Dr. David Shields & Ark producers 🐌 all culminating in a 12/10 mid day feast @lefarfallechs with @lilianewyork @urbanitruffles & so much more! Check out @slowfoodchs to learn more ❤️🐌👩🏽🌾🤘🏽🍾👨🍳 #arkoftaste #slowfood #slowfoodchs #chseats #holycityeats #charleston #snailofapproval #throwbackthursday #MenuforChange
Looking for ways to get involved? Join the Slow Food Nations 2018 team – we're looking for volunteer to help at the event in Denver this coming summer! slowfoodnations.org/volunteers #SlowFoodNations