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Happy Holidays from Slow Food Utah

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It is now the season when we take a little time off, slow down, and enjoy some quieter times with friends and family. Our favorite time of year. From all of us at Slow Food Utah, have a very Happy Holiday Season! As we gear up for the coming season, we could use your help. We put together a wish list of items that could greatly help us for the coming year to bring you fun food adventures. 

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  1. Weights for the corner posts on our canopy – must be 40lb. each. Maybe a length of PVC filled with cement or something similar? We use the canopy for tabling at farmer’s markets and events and it must be wind-resistant.
  2. Office supplies – gift cards to Staples or Office Max would be awesome!
  3. A new vinyl banner for use at events – 4 or 5 feet in length, about 2 feet wide, with our logo on it.
  4. Another vinyl banner of the same size for “Utah Eat Local Week”.
  5. Supplies for pot-luck events: plates, utensils, cups. Disposable is OK, but it would be even better to have durable, reusable dishes!
  6. Canning jars for our classes next year: pints or half-pints are perfect.
  7. Big plastic tote boxes and watertight file boxes for storing our supplies and archives. One on wheels would be wonderful to use to store items for tabling that we often have to carry long distances.
  8. Flash drives, any size!
  9. We need a storage unit, in a safe, secure, and easily accessible location to store all our supplies and equipment. If you know of a good place, let us know! And a gift of a month or more on the rental fee would be just fantastic!
  10. Gift a membership to your best friend or your uncle or your neighbor down the street – what better way to say “Happy Holidays”!


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A recent Zagat blog post lists Salt Lake City as one of 7 up and coming food cities (click through the slide show for the cities; Salt Lake is slide 2). Slow Foodies have known this for some time, but it is satisfying to get a shout-out from a national food publication. Other than Boulder,Continue Reading

Slow Food Utah Features Ark of Taste Seeds at the 2013 People’s Market Seed Swap

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Slow Food USA Appoints Richard McCarthy As Executive Director

Slow Food Utah is pleased to share the news that our parent organization, Slow Food USA, has hired a new Executive Director. We re-post the press release in its entirety below. You may also be interested in viewing Mr. McCarthy’s 2010 TEDxNOLA talk about Market Umbrella, public markets, and the public good. We welcome himContinue Reading

Application period for microgrants now open!

Applications for Micro-Grants are now being accepted! From now through Feb. 1, 2013 Slow Food Utah is accepting applications for microgrants for projects that strengthen our local food community. This program was created in order to fill gaps that we see in traditional funding sources for local food-related projects, especially for small-scale food growers and producers,Continue Reading