Taste of Slow Food Nation
Slow Food Nation, a celebration of flavorful American foods from small-scale producers, took over San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza this morning. Hundreds of foodies, hungry downtown office workers, environmental activists, and others lined up at booths run by more than 50 California farmers and artisans to sample and purchase fresh organic peaches, handmade pickles, heirloom tomatoes, and dozens of other carefully cultivated foods around city hall's new "victory garden."
A few of our favorites so far:
Happy Girl Kitchen Co., an organic preserves company run by Todd and Jordan Champagne, serves up naturally crispy pickles, utterly un-Heinz ketchup, and a range of canned foods made with locally-grown produce.
Katz Vinegars of Napa Valley prepared a refreshing cucumber salad with Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc Vinegar for Slow Food Nation participants today. Find more artisanal vinegars and recipe ideas at katzandco.com.
Share your tips: What is your favorite food from your local farmers market? How do you prepare it?
Coming up: More from Slow Food Nation