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About Slow Food First Coast

Slow Food was founded to counteract the effects of fast food and fast life. As a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization, we work to save disappearing food traditions and traditional food products, to help people rediscover the joys of eating, and to understand the importance of caring where food comes from, who makes it and how it’s made. We believe that: the food we eat should taste good; it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; food producers should receive fair compensation for their work; and that everyone should have access to good, clean, and fair food. We value food produced locally, and recognize its use.

We welcome you to become a member or donate to our cause. With any questions, please contact us today!

Slow Food First Coast & Forest Groves, Inc. Christmas Fundraiser 2014
Posted on October 13th, 2014

Order your Christmas Decorations from a local grower!! Fresh Holiday Products Locally Grown and Constructed Forest Groves, Inc. is a commercial fernery located south of Palatka on Rte 17 near Crescent City. The owners, the Newbolds, have been producing cut foliage for five generations on their site on the shores of Crescent Lake, and they have had …Read More

SNAIL OF APPROVAL: Grape and Grain Exchange
Posted on October 13th, 2014

Robert L Smith, owner of Grape and Grain Exchange, brings  “garden to bar” Craft Cocktails and the Speakeasy movement to San Marco Square in Jacksonville. Grape and Grain features craft beers and wines; small batch regional and local spirits, cocktails made with spirits, purees and shrubs from local fruits herbs and vegetables as well as …Read More

Snail of Approval: St. Augustine Distillery
Posted on September 24th, 2014

Tourist and locals alike are visiting The Distillery- to tour, taste, and learn about hand crafted spirits right here in the oldest city.  Vodka, gin, rum, and Florida’s first small batch bourbon are now being made in the restored historic ice plant on Riberia Street.  Philip McDaniel and his partners are not only winning gold …Read More