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Meet-up: Vine Hill and La Honda Wines at Vinocruz

Posted by on Sep 2, 2010 in event | Comments Off

Meet-up: Vine Hill and La Honda Wines at Vinocruz

Can’t tell a Chardonnay from a Cabernet?  Or maybe you want to debate the merits of fining and filtering?  Drop in to Vinocruz on September 9th at 5:30 pm to sample some wines from local wineries Vine Hill and La Honda with your fellow Slow Foodies and learn more about wine and the Slow Food movement! Thursday, September 9th, 5:30-7:00 pm Cost: $5.00 tasting fee for the flight, waived with a purchase of a Vine Hill or La Honda wine Location: Vinocruz, 725 Front St. #101, Santa Cruz, CA (right behind Lulu’s at the Octagon) This event is open to the general public, please...

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A Corn-y congregation of compatriates

Posted by on Aug 22, 2010 in event | Comments Off

A Corn-y congregation of compatriates

Slow Food Santa Cruz had a showing of King Corn across from the Westside New Leaf on Thursday, 8/10/10.  It had a great old school tape reel feeling to it, but the relevance was to the minute as ever.  One of the biggest foci of the film is the consequence of industrial agriculture and its cousin, factory farming, both in humanitarian terms and economical terms.  The NY Times just released an article on Ohio’s signing of an agreement to phase out factory farming of hogs, hens and veal calves.  Ohio is the second largest producer of battery eggs in the U.S. You can view the article...

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We all Scream for (local) Ice Cream!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2010 in education | Comments Off

The artisanal ice cream trend has reached a fervor in Santa Cruz! Locals know and love Marianne’s, but earlier in the summer Kelly’s gave westsiders something to scream about. Next came Mission Hill Creamery, found in Fresh Prep on Front St at Cathcart, and available through Santa Cruz Local Foods, with seasonal flavors like peach and blackberry.  Now, your Slow Food sleuths have discovered the most recent addition to the frozen-treat family: The Penny Ice Creamery, on Cedar street. I recommend a meal at Limelight Cafe or Gabriella Cafe, and then a skip across the street for an...

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Movie Meet-Up: King Corn

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010 in event | Comments Off

Movie Meet-Up: King Corn

Join Slow Food Santa Cruz for a FREE viewing of King Corn on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 7:00 pm! Bring a picnic dinner (including beverages, plates, and utensils), a blanket to sit on (or a short chair), and an appetite for watching an entertaining film about how industrial corn has become the foundation of our food system. Chat with Slow Foodies and learn more about the movement! Open to the general public, please RSVP by clicking “Attending” on the Facebook event page. Tuesday, August 10, 2010 7:00 pm – BYO Picnic Dinner Location – Little City Mercantile, 1010...

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Buzz about Summer Slow Down at Verve!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2010 in event | Comments Off

Read about Slow Food Santa Cruz’s first Summer Slow Down Event, by local food writer Tara Walker. Stay tuned for more Summer Slow Down events coming soon!

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