Thursday, August 7, 2008

Ozark Slow Food group plans potluck in park

*Saturday, August 23, 2008*
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wilson Park Shelter (near the playground)

Share your favorite pot luck dish using some of the great
local produce and products available during this time of year!
Please mark your dish vegetarian or meat.

Got a great dessert recipe?
Participate in our First Annual Slow Food Dessert Contest
Contest to be judged by a local chef and each dessert
must include at least one local ingredient.
First and Second Prize Winners!

Bring blankets, chairs, your own dinnerware, drinks, dogs and children!

Check out our website for more
information about Ozark Slow Food.
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Contact David Mervis for more information at:
479.601.2900 (cell)

To promote a sustainable farmer/consumer community and celebration of healthy foods.
Ozark Slow Food is a chapter (or convivium) of Slow Food USA. Slow Food is an international movement that started in Italy in 1989 when a fast food restaurant was planned for a historic square in Rome.
As we have focused on convenience in our food for fast-paced living, we have lost many of our agricultural and food traditions. Protecting diversity in our foods, including heirloom vegetables and livestock breeds, is important as our food supply becomes more globalized and standardized.
Slow Food philosophy increases our awareness and responsibility for our food, while enjoying the pleasures of the table and community. Eating local food in season reduces transportation and greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. We respect our farmers and chefs that grow and prepare local foods, preserving food traditions and the flavors of regional cooking.
Celebrate good, clean, and fair food
Our food should be fresh, high quality and taste good
It should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal well-being or human health
Producers should receive a fair compensation for their work

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