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Community Seed Swap

Slow Food Orange County is sponsoring at community seed swap by SEEDS Art and Education, Inc. at Annalieses School in Laguna Beach. http://seedsed.org/community-seed-swap WHAT: Trade your old seeds for new ones. WHEN: Sun., Nov. 16, 2014 TIME: 2-4 p.m. WHERE: Anneliese’s Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach WHO: All ages FEE: Free Join… Continue reading Community Seed Swap

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The Ark of Taste Thanksgiving Collection

Lets talk turkey, can we? Thanksgiving is coming and I, for one, want to see heritage breeds and heirloom foods at the center of as many gatherings as possible. This year, ditch the bland meat of grocery store turkey and the stale seasoning of pre-packaged stuffing in favor of the robust, surprising and eclectic flavors… Continue reading The Ark of Taste Thanksgiving Collection

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Taco María to Host Indie Chefs Week SoCal

Taco María will co-host Indie Chefs Week this October 16th, 17th, and 18th. In this first West Coast edition of Indie Chefs Week, Taco María has the pleasure of welcoming some of OC’s rising star chefs, including Jason Quinn and Zach Scherer from The Playground, Eric Samaniego from Little Sparrow, Aron Habiger from The North… Continue reading Taco María to Host Indie Chefs Week SoCal

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August Legislative Wrap-Up

The truncated state legislative session is winding down for the year as we approach election time. For the most part, Slow Food-friendly legislation victories in Sacramento were far and few between. Those pieces of legislation all had well-financed and organized opposition. For an example of this see the recent article in the Sacramento Bee (http://www.sacbee.com/2014/08/17/6633523/big-business-wins-capitol-food.html).… Continue reading August Legislative Wrap-Up

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Irvine Outdoor Education Center

The Irvine Outdoor Education Center (IOEC) was a recipient of our microgrant funds last January. This is a facility where many Orange County school children attend science camp. Our funds went to building additional growing space in the Life Science program for raising produce to sell to restaurants and farmer’s markets. This goal was to… Continue reading Irvine Outdoor Education Center

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Slow Food California Chapter

Dear Slow Food Orange County, In August 2012, Slow Food leaders from California began meeting with representatives from the national office about the concept of “regionalization” ̶ to help the Slow Food USA national office in Brooklyn be of more support to the local chapters. At the initial meeting two committees began working: a structure… Continue reading Slow Food California Chapter

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Boldo Bol Snail of Appreciation Award

Slow Food Orange County presented the third Snail of Appreciation Award to Boldo Bol, Paul & Judy Chamberlin proprietors, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at their new restaurant at 305 E. 4th Street, Suite #105 Santa Ana, CA 92701 The Snail of Appreciation award recognizes Boldo’s unwavering commitment to serve delicious, artisanal food that is… Continue reading Boldo Bol Snail of Appreciation Award