Preserving Past Traditions and Endangered Foods
Through educational and tasting events we want to promote, eat and enjoy foods from the US and Nevada’s history. We look to celebrate our local cultural diversity through food related events. We also want to focus on produce and meats to ensure that they remain in production and on our plates so that we have biodiversity in our food system.
We seek to have multiple events to educate and enlighten the public about various aspects of food including how their food is produced, how to cook locally grown food and exploring local food culture.
Farm to Table
We are working with local CSAs, grocery stores, farmers markets, the Great Basin Coop and local farmers to help create systems to enable more people to understand how to purchase local and/or organic foods.
Farm to Chef
We are in discussions with Nevada Grown and many local farmers to put a system in place so that more local restaurants can take advantage of local produce. Restaurants that participate will be able to display Slow Food and Nevada Grown materials in their place of business.
Slow Food in Schools
Our goal is to connect young people of all backgrounds with the food they eat. Projects we want to focus on include School Gardens, After-School Farmers Markets, Parent and Child Cooking Classes and Farm visits.
Cattle is Nevada’s top agricultural product yet it’s almost impossible to buy Nevada Grown, Grass Fed Beef. We want to work with the local ranchers, the USDA and other interested parties so that the residents of Nevada and Chefs can easily obtain locally grown, humanely raised meat.