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2017 North Shore Tour de Farms, 9/16/17
In partnership with NOFA/MASS, Slow Food Boston held its 4th annual Tour de Farms, this time on the North Shore for the very first time! Led by NOFA/MASS's Dan Bensonoff, participants rode along the northern coastal region from farm to farm speaking with local farmers and food producers, learning about their special techniques and viable approaches to sustainable farming and the types of products they grow for appreciators of foods produced with quality and care. Riders also had a specially made picnic lunch right on one of the farm properties and had to option to partake in the Post-ride Pizza Party afterwards.
Rooftop Garden to Glass, 6/29/17
Slow Food Boston hosted a fun, summer event at the Rooftop Garden at ester in Dorchester where attendees were provided with herb gardening tips, a mixology demo with herbs and 5 cocktail samples. Participants also had the opportunity to create their own milk crate garden full of every herb needed to create a delicious summer cocktails.
In partnership with the Trustees of Reservations, The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Slow Food Boston organized the urban homesteading festival to train local urbanites on traditional homesteading techniques, including beer brewing, mushroom cultivation, home cheese making, creating an herb garden, and making homemade stocks and bone broths. Some renowned instructors and experts include Dan Bensonoff, Adam Shutes, Ronn Friedlander, Tatiana Brainerd, Odessa Piper, and Didi Emmons.
Discover the World of Spice with Lior Lev Secarz, 11/2/16
Lior Lev Secarz, America's expert on fresh and unconventional spices, provided a presentation on different spices and an introduction to the art of spice blending. This event included a reception where participants sampled various wines from Central Bottle Wine + Provisions and a copy of Lior's book The Spice Companion in addition to special spice blends to take home.
Slow Food Socials
February 18th @ Taza at the Boston Public Market
January 19th @ Post 390
February 16th @ Henrietta's Table
March 15th @ Bond Restaurant and Lounge
April 11th @ TRADE
May 17th @ Potluck Style at The Food Loft
August 9th @ The KITCHEN, Boston Public Market
October 11th @ GrandTen Bar
2015 Disco Soup
Our recent Disco Soup event collected would-be wasted food and redistributed it to those in need.
Not your average dinner party, a Disco Soup brought together guests for a night of hands-on food preparation followed by good food, music, and company. The twist is that the produce on hand would have been destined for landfill. Ingredients for cooking were donated by Food for Free — a nonprofit that collects would-be wasted food and redistributes it to those in need. In keeping with Food for Free's mission, Disco Soup donated the food prepared at the event.
2014 Tour de Farms
Slow Food Boston, in partnership with the Culinary Guild of New England, welcomed the summer season of bountiful farming with our Tour de Farms in S. Dartmouth and Westport, along the picturesque south Massachusetts coast.
Everyone biked a 12 mile loop over flat roads, visiting three neighboring food producers and picnicked on an organic farm, experiencing a taste of local farm products in the beautiful landscape in which they are grown and produced, followed by a visit to a vineyard and local brewery.
Tour de Farms riders were specially welcomed onto each farm, hearing directly from the owners and operators about the history of their farms, the products they offer and were able to sample their good, clean, and fair food, which included organic herbs, vegetables, beef, and locally produced beer and wine.
Wish you could've been there? Check out our full-length video to relive Tour de Farms.
2014 Slow Food Regional Gathering
An inspiring event organized by Slow Food Vermont with plenty of "good, clean and fair food" for thought and in edible form! Slow Food New England is made up of the following chapters: