Slow Food Gold and Treasure Coast will host their 6th annual U-Drive Farm Tour on Saturday, February 18th, 2017. This tour spans three counties and gives people an opportunity to visit local farms, gardens and businesses who all support the Slow Food movement.
As an organization, Slow Food inspires individuals and communities to change the world through food that is good, clean and fair for all. Slow Food USA is part of the global Slow Food movement creating dramatic change in more than 160 countries. In the US, there are more than 150 local chapters and 6,000 members.
This year the tour will include: six locations in Indian River County; five in St.Lucie County and four in Martin County. Shadowood Farm will welcome Slow Food visitors between the hours of 11AM and 1PM for self guided tours.
While visiting the Shadowood Farm gardens, our Shadoodwood Saturday Market will be in full swing on the 18th. You'll have the chance to purchase wonderful organic produce and chat with other local vendors as well. (Please bring insulated bags for produce and know that all produce sales are cash only.)
As an added bonus, Snail of Approval Award winner, Jennifer Holmes of Hani Honey will be here at the farm.Jennifer is a UFIFAS Master Beekeeper, Welsh Honey Judge, and Vice President for the Treasure Coast Beekeepers Association and the Florida State Beekeepers Association. Jennifer is passionate about honey bees and all pollinators. Providing Native forage and an edible landscape in her apiaries and maintaining honey bee colonies in community gardens for the benefit of pollination and educating others about keeping honey bees, is held foremost in her activities. Jennifer will be sharing her bee-u-tiful knowledge with farm guests between the hours of 11AM and 1PM.
To learn more about Slow Food Gold and Treasure Coast and see a complete tour guide for all area participants, visit: http://www.slowfoodgtc.org/
To learn more about Slow Food USA, visit: https://www.slowfoodusa.org/