Slow Food for Thought...

“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

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Terra Madre 2010

Delegates from around the world are gathered now in Turin, Italy for Terra Madre 2010.

The vision of Slow Food founder, Carlo Petrini, Terra Madre was launched in 2004 as a biennial meeting of the world's food communities. Sustainable farmers, artisan food producers, cheesemakers, bakers, brewers, winemakers, fishermen and fisherwomen, shepherds, herders, breeders and others will meet for five days to exchange ideas and share information at an event like no other.

Northern Ohio will be represented by three delegates including:

Virginia Houston, Urban Growth Farm
Karen Small, chef/owner, Flying Fig

A sold out crowd of over 120 guests enjoyed a harvest dinner at the Flying Fig on Sunday, Oct. 10 to honor our delegates and toast the harvest season. Chef Small prepared a feast of delicious seasonal dishes showcasing locally grown vegetables from Urban Growth Farm and other local farms, locally produced meats, cheeses and other ingredients.

We wish our 2010 Terra Madre delegates an inspiring Terra Madre journey and look forward to their return. We'll be planning an event where Slow Food members and friends can learn more about how our delegates will bring the experience home to Northern Ohio. In the meantime, we invite you to follow Terra Madre 2010 on our Slow Food Northern Ohio Facebook page and on Twitter @SlowFoodNorthOH. We'll try to share updates with you here as well.

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