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Happy Terra Madre Day!

by Gage Mitchell | Dec 9, 2014 | Sustainability

In case it’s hard to tell, we at Modern Species love good food. Especially when it celebrates unique cultures, food diversity, sustainable farming, and slowing a down a bit to enjoy a meal with family and friends. So when we found out about Slow Food’s Terra Madre Day, we couldn’t help but get a little giddy. Here’s what you need to know.

Terra Madre Day:

On December 10th (the day Slow Food was founded) thousands of activities will be taking place all around the world to celebrate local food. You can learn more about the food holiday and search for events near you here: http://www.slowfood.com/terramadreday/welcome_eng.lasso. Unfortunately, nobody in Seattle registered an event so we’ll be celebrating Northwest style food at a local restaurant.

Endangered Food:

This year team Terra Madre is celebrating “endangered food” to highlight local foods that are at risk of disappearing. Unfortunately we’re too late for Seattle’s famous cuban sandwich shop, Paseo (read here),but maybe you can save an endangered food near you? 

Slow Food:

In case you don’t know, in 1986 Slow Food was founded in Italy to resist the global trend of fast food and fast living. Instead of glamorizing convenience and low prices, they want to celebrate unique cultural (local) food traditions. This might mean growing your own food, baking fresh pies with your grandmother, or gathering around a table with your friends and family. Today the organization has 100,000 members worldwide. You can find our more at http://www.slowfood.com/.

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So get out and celebrate your local food culture and don’t forget to use the hashtags to show your support!

#TerraMadreDay #TMD2014 

Gage Mitchell is the Principal / Creative Director at Modern Species. For more posts from him, click here.

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