Slow Food Katy Trail's 2014 Farm Tour Series is officially closed for the season, a little earlier than originally planned. We've had a great time visiting seven fascinating farms this summer, and some of you have been right there with us all the way, from those who have their own gardens or small farms and want to pick up tips from the pros, to folks who make it a priority to eat good, healthy food and want to see exactly how it's grown or raised. And the goats, free-range cattle, sheep, chickens, pigs and donkeys were always a hit with the kiddos!
Here's just a quick glimpse at what we experienced during our June, July, and August 2014 tours.
We're looking forward to the 2015 growing season, and we hope you'll join us on next year's tours. We'll be kicking off the season with a visit to Blue Bell Farm and Sullivan Farms, both in the Fayette area, at a date and time to be announced after the first of the year. (See these vendor profiles of Blue Bell Farm and Sullivan Farms on the Columbia Farmers Market web site for more information about each farm.) We'll be compiling our full list of farms and tour dates over the winter, so be sure to check back here when you're looking for tour info next spring. Be sure to "like" the SFKT Facebook page for the most up-to-the-minute information about Slow Food Katy Trail activities, and just about anything else that's important to lovers of good, clean and fair food.
|Blue Bell Farm in Fayette, one of the farms on the 2015 Slow Food Katy Trail Farm Tour. (Photo by Matt Jernigan)|
|Bill Sullivan with one of his heritage pigs. Sullivan Farms is another one of the farms to be featured in the 2015 series of farm tours. (Photo by Matt Jernigan)|
About Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA seeks to create dramatic and lasting change in the food system. We reconnect Americans with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food. We seek to inspire a transformation in food policy, production practices and market forces so that they ensure equity, sustainability and pleasure in the food we eat.
About the Slow Food Katy Trail Chapter
Our chapter is a gathering place for people who have a passion for safeguarding local farms, regional and multi-cultural food traditions and for supporting foods grown sustainably and with affection. Our events are venues for building food culture and community.
Through local-foods dinners, potlucks, tastings, films, farm tours, volunteer days and work with local elementary-school children, Slow Food Katy Trail engages with our community and the broader Slow Food movement. We partner with local and national activists, chefs, farmers and organizations already working for direct change to our food system. We encourage you to join us in our effort.
We heartily welcome new members and new energy for the cause. To learn more about the national organization or to become a Slow Food Katy Trail member, please visit www.slowfoodusa.org and click on Donate, then Join/Renew.