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Terra Madre Day

Terra Madre Day

December 10th is celebrated as Terra Madre Day throughout the world where Slow Food celebrates local foods and promotes saving endangered products.

Slow Food Shasta Cascade will participate in Slow Food International’s Terra Madre Day. Their local event will be a gathering at the new Enjoy the Store, 615 Main Street, Red Bluff, CA Tuesday, December 10, from 6 – 8pm. The event is casual, open to the public, free.

Members of Slow Food Shasta Cascade will be able to cast their ballots for our 2014 board, and voting members will receive a free gift! Meet and mingle with some of the farmers, producers, and chefs who bring flavor to your table—and taste of course! Find out about Slow Food’s Ark of Taste, saving at-risk foods one bite at a time. Take the Slow Food challenge: Add just one more local or at-risk food item to your holiday table. Local products available at Enjoy the Store.

The worldwide Terra Madre network is working to create an alternative model of food production and consumption, in line with Slow Food’s philosophy of good, clean and fair: good for our palate, clean for humans, animals and the environment, and fair for producers and consumers.

Launched by Slow Food in 2004, this global project unites food communities from 160 countries who share a vision for food production rooted in local economies and with respect for the environment, traditional knowledge, biological diversity and taste.

Whether it is creating school gardens or producing honey, safeguarding indigenous food varieties or creating new local markets, the daily work of the network’s small-scale farmers, fishers, breeders and artisan producers, as well as cooks, educators and youth are political acts for a better food future.

Terra Madre Day is an opportunity for the entire Slow Food network to celebrate local food and promote sustainable production and consumption to their communities and local decision makers. Thousands of actions in all corners of the world highlight our united vision and the diversity we are striving to maintain.

Terra Madre Day also highlights Slow Food projects to safeguard food biodiversity, bring taste education to adults and children and connect producers with consumers.