Slow Food


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I (Shannon) was incredibly lucky this year to be chosen as one of 56 Canadian delegates to Terra Madre Salone del Gusto in Torino, Italy. I was there for 6 days, from Sept.21 to 27th…..a fairly busy time of year on the farm….and I’m so grateful to Bryan for agreeing this was a not-to-be-missed, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and to his parents for coming out to help him on the farm while I was gone. So, what is Terra Madre? It’s a slow food event, a collection of different food-related happenings, the largest in the world, with people from over 140 different […]

What I Learned about Food and Farming in ...


slow food
All photos in this blog post taken by Sonia Marwick. Have you ever even heard of Slow Food? Slow Food is a movement that Bryan and I really get behind. It’s a movement towards food (and a food system) that is Good, Clean, and Fair. These 3 simple words (good, clean, and fair) will mean different things to different people. To me, good food is nourishing, beautiful, flavourful, and thoroughly enjoyed. To me, clean food is grown and distributed and prepared in ways that respect and honour the people who will eat the food as well as honouring  the beings […]

Do You Prefer Fast Food or Slow Food?


Last weekend, we gave a second workshop on lactofermentation in Cocagne, NB. The first one happened a month earlier. Cocagne is awesome. There are 3 cool groups based out of Cocagne that hosted/organized the workshops: the Cocagne Sustainable Development Group, Slow Food Cocagne Acadie, and Transition Cocagne. And, we were amazed by the interest. The first workshop sold out within a few days and had a pretty long waiting list…which is why the second one was quickly organized. Bryan and I have been into lactofermentation for years and it’s become a significant part of the food we preserve to sustain […]

Fermenting Goodness