Slow Food Upstate

Supporting Good, Clean and Fair Food

Snail Blazer Awards

Members may nominate local Upstate businesses, organizations, farms and farmers, or people who practice good clean and fair.

Nominations for 2014 available February 18th.

Slow Food Upstate Partnerships

Our philosophy

Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet.

We oppose the standardization of taste and culture, and the unrestrained power of food industry multinationals and industrial agriculture. 

Our approach is based on a concept of food quality that is defined by three interconnected principles: good, clean and fair.

  • GOOD: a fresh and flavorsome seasonal diet that satisfies the senses and is part of the local culture.
  • CLEAN: food production and consumption that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or human health.
  • FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers.

We recognize there are many folks and organizations doing work in favor of sustainable agriculture, good food, and fighting the cause of social justice in the food system and we embrace all efforts. Education is our main focus, through connections, caring, cultivation of the next generation, we work together with many food communities promoting biodiversity, and children's education. Our partnerships are through Slow Food Upstate Grants and Projects, and our members of course who help to nominate Good Clean and Fair Snail Blazer's of the Upstate.

Projects: Bart Garrison SC Agriculture Museum-The Future of Agriculture Room

Video Partner" Jeff Sumerel, Spontaneous Productions

Grant Recipients: Roper Mountain Science Center-The Living History Farm, Many School Gardens, SCOOL, and local farmers.