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Snail Mail

Posted by on Sep 12, 2010 in board, education, event | Comments Off

Snail Mail

September 2010 Get Involved | Connections | Events | Join | Local Resources | Contact Hello from Slow Food Santa Cruz! This is the first of our new monthly email newsletter to the Slow Food Santa Cruz community. We call it Snail Mail and hope you find it useful. Please tell us what you think of it, what topics you would like covered, or how it can better serve you. News Join us tomorrow night, September 9 @ 5:30pm at Vino Cruz for our monthly Summer Slow Down event. Details below. Erin Justus, Slow Food Santa Cruz board member and owner of Companion Bakers, will be attending...

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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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Posted by on Apr 24, 2010 in education | Comments Off

“CULTIVATING A MOVEMENT” NEW ORAL HISTORY SERIES DOCUMENTS HISTORY OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND ORGANIC FARMING ON CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL COAST A wealth of colorful, informative stories told by dozens of pioneers in the development of organic farming and sustainable food systems in California’s Central Coast region is now available on the UCSC Library’s website at http://library.ucsc.edu/reg-hist/cultiv/home. Several years in the making, the groundbreaking documentary project includes interviews with 58 large- and small-scale farmers, farm advisors, activists, educators,...

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The Garden – Movie Screening and Panel Discussion

Posted by on Mar 15, 2010 in education, event | Comments Off

The Garden – Movie Screening and Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 25, 2010 Doors open at 6:30. Film starts at 7 pm Panel speakers to follow at about 8:20 pm Rio Theater, 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 [Web] [Map] Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door The Garden documents the rise of a lush 14-acre community garden in South Central Los Angeles from the ashes of the 1992 riots. It grew to become the largest of its kind in the United States, only to be threatened with destruction when the property was sold under questionable circumstances. A panel discussion will follow the movie featuring: Rufina Juarez of the South...

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Fungus Federation Foraging Followup

Posted by on Mar 9, 2010 in education, event | Comments Off

Fungus Federation Foraging Followup

On Sunday, Feb. 21st we gathered at Linda Houston’s beautiful mountain home within the Fremont Older Preserve. It was pouring down rain, but that wasn’t going to keep a hearty group of Slow Foodies and experienced Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz foragers from hunting for mushrooms in the woods. So, clad in all weather gear, we set out The rain stopped and within 5 minutes we hit a mushroom bonanza – chanterelles! In addition to these delicacies, we found witches butter, and blewits. The Fungus Federation folks told us that they have never experienced such an abundance of chanterelles...

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