Thursday, October 15, 2015


Market List; Grass Fed Lamb, Lemon Cucumbers, Rainbow Cherry Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherokee Wax Beans, Tomatillos and SuperFood Salad Mix
It felt really weird around here when both Bill and Max left. Even though Max was quiet, there was still a space left when he was gone. The kittens definitely felt the loss. They are still trying to recover, this is their sleep therapy.

Tuesday a bunch of us went up to Schlafly to pick up our Slow Food garlic. We are part of the Slow Food Garlic project, and attempt to introduce people to more kinds of Garlic. We were given over 10 Lbs. and 4 types of rare Heirloom Garlic. All of our varieties were Hard Neck Garlic; Chesnok Red, Russian Giant, Chamisal and Moroccan Creole. Slow Food St. Louis  does so much for the area farmers which is exactly why everyone should attend the Art of Food Benefit. On November 7th from 6-10 p.m. we will all be gathered at the Luminary to help Slow Food raise the money they need to continue blessing us Farmers. It's gonna be a lot of fun. I am really excited to be involved in it this year, both helping to put it together and to attend. Details below. Sorry, this is the best copy paste job that I could do.
Oh, and by the way, my niece Becca who used to do the market with me was the one who did the Art of Food Graphic for this poster.

Oct 14h-Feeding the Hungry, Scarcity, and Planetary Impacts of Food
Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave.
Maplewood, MO
7:30 p.m.

Art of Food 2015
Pairing Food, Farms, Libations & Live Music
November 7th
@ 2701 Cherokee St.
Saint Louis, MO
6-10 p.m.
with the

 School Garden Grants 
Slow Food Children's Garden Grants are officially open! Email Ann Johnson if you, or someone you know, would like to apply for a grant for starting or maintaining a garden to help children learn about fresh food and where it comes from!

The Garlic Swap
Year 2:
Time to Grow
Tuesday, October 13th
Schlafly Bottleworks  
Are you a Crop Sourcing Garlic Grower?
If so, please join our Facebook Group

Get in the Loop for Food Day October 24 
A coalition of good, fair food organizations has come together for Food Day 2015. Food Day's national priorities address overarching concerns within the food system and provide common ground for building the food movement. Food Day aims to:  Promote safer, healthier diets; Support sustainable and organic farms; Reduce hunger and improve food access; Reform factory farms to protect the environment and farm animals; Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers

Get to to connect.

Save the Date!
Nov. 11th - The
Slow Food Story
Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave.
Maplewood, MO
7:30 p.m.

Join Today!

The Culinary Stars Align...November 7th
When more than a dozen luminaries align at the same place and time, it often portends something momentous and exceptional. This year, 17 of St. Louis' most talented culinary artists will be showcasing the Art of Food at our 10th Annual Art of Food event, Saturday, November 7, 2015. They will be joined by craft brewers, artisan distillers, and vintners who will pair their beverage creations with each dish.

You'll be wowed by this one night taste tour of the region's finest - all in one place! Join us for Art of Food, Saturday, November 7th at The Luminary gallery at 2701 Cherokee Street, just east of the Casa Loma Ballroom.

The event raises funds for Slow Food programs and is the largest fundraiser for the Small Farm Biodiversity Microgrant program that provides funding for farmers to introduce heirloom varieties and heirloom breeds into the St. Louis food system. The program has granted more than $60,000 to dozens of regional farmers who are preserving the tastes and traditions of heritage foods.

You can help us raise money by planning to buy raffle tickets, bid on one-of-a-kind live auction items, and bid in the silent auction for delicious food-themed items.

We are grateful to our Art of Food sponsors: Feast, the region's media showcase for the local culinary scene; Space Architecture + Design, whose talents have most recently been demonstrated in notable restaurants including Rooster, Tony's, Niche, Milagro, The Wheelhouse, and Pi; and Earth Day St. Louis organizing the St. Louis Earth Day Festival, the Green Dining Alliance, and Recycling on the Go to help our region walk lighter on the planet.

Tickets are on sale now. $65 for non-members; $55 for members.

For a complete list of restaurants, brewers, distillers, vintners and cocktail artisans please visit our website at:

A bunch of you kept asking for it, so I got busy and made some Sweetly-Hot pickles. I think they turned out pretty good. We'll see you Saturday Bill should be there again and Cortney back next week. It all should be back to normal.  High of 57, so dress warmly. It might frost tomorrow night so we will be trying to get the garden covered and all the veggies picked just in case!

God's Blessings on you and yours,


Sam and Bill

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