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By Vicky Dorvee

Slow Food Boulder County chapter reenergized


April 27, 2018

What began in Europe as a movement to protect and celebrate local food production in the late 1980s blossomed into a global organization with the goal of ensuring that healthy seasonal food is accessible to everyone. Boulder’s local chapter of Slow Food has recently reactivated and expanded service to all of Boulder County.

According to http://www.slowfood.com, the organization was named because, “It’s a way of saying no to the rise of fast food and fast life. Slow Food means living an unhurried life, taking time to enjoy simple pleasures, starting at the table.”

Two Niwotians are on the newly formed board of directors. In charge of communications for the board is Jen Heider and the board’s membership relations contact is Cindi Kelly. The new board also includes Rebecca Waterhouse, Jodie Lindsay Popma, Sylvia Bernstein, Becca Sosvielle, and Sienna Trapp Bowie.

Their mission is to support local farms and food businesses, educate the community about accessing and preparing local seasonal food and to create events for Boulder County that will help to bring about a feeling of community and build traditions around food.

“Our newly formed board of directors is a vibrant, motivated group actively planning upcoming events,” Heider said. “We seek to reach out to Boulder County farms, restaurants, chefs and our community at large to promote and share our sentiment of ’slowing the fork down’ together.”

Slow Food Boulder hosts events such as educational speakers, cooking classes, potlucks, and happy hours. For more information and a calendar of upcoming events, go to http://www.SlowFoodBoulder.org.


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