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“Defending the earth means safeguarding biodiversity, the landscape and farming. Those who haven’t seen the importance of farming haven’t understood anything!”
Carlo Petrini, Founder of Slow Food

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Terra Madre 2008

In October 2008, farmers, producers, chefs and educators from around the globe will gather in Turin, Italy for Terra Madre 2008, the third biennial meeting of the Terra Madre Network organized by Slow Food International. The Terra Madre event will bring together food communities, cooks, academics and youth delegates from around the world to work towards increasing small-scale, traditional, and sustainable food production.

Slow Food Northern Ohio is proud to announce that the following delegates have selected by Slow Food USA to represent our region at Terra Madre 2008:

Farmers & Producers:
Aaron Miller, Miller Livestock, Kinsman
Cindy & Terry Smith, Goatfeathers Point Farm, Peninsula
Abbe Turner, Lucky Penny Farm, Garrettsville
Adam & Jennifer Gidlow, On the Rise Bakery, Cleveland Heights

Matt Harlan, Lolita, Cleveland
Paul Minnillo, Baricelli Inn & Baricelli Cheese Company, Cleveland
Jonathon Sawyer, Bar Cento & Greenhouse Tavern & Restaurant, Cleveland
David Uecke, Anthe’s Restaurant, Akron

Rachel McKinney, Hershey Montessori Farm School, Concord Township


Slow Food Northern Ohio will be organizing a series of events to introduce the 2008 Terra Madre delegates and raise funds to cover their travel expenses to the Terra Madre event. Kicking off the series will be a Bastille Day celebration at Bar Cento on Monday, July 14.

A Terra Madre Raffle will also be held this summer. The grand prize will be a trip for two to Turin, Italy for Slow Food’s Salone del Gusto. The Salone del Gusto is considered to be the most important international fair dedicated to high quality artisan food from around the world and will be held concurrently with the Terra Madre event in Turin October 23-27.

Additional details about Slow Food’s upcoming Terra Madre events will be available very soon!

For now, please join us in congratulating our 2008 Terra Madre delegates!!!

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