Fourteen local businesses recently received the Snail of Approval award from Slow Food Sacramento, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting good, clean and fair food.
The Snail of Approval program is designed to recognize local busineses that contribute to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of food in the Sacramento community. The Snail of Approval is granted based on the three basic principles of the Slow Food movement: good (authentic flavor), clean (grown and produced so it does not harm the environment) and fair (food producers receive fair compensation).
Businesses are recognized in three categories: Producers, Supporters, and Restaurants. The businesses receiving the Snail of Approval this year are:
Elegant Beans and Beyond
Chocolate Fish Coffee
Temple Coffee Roasters
Insight Coffee Roasters
The Good Stuff
Mama Kim’s on the Go
Two Flew the Coop
Local Roots Food Tours
The awards will be presented on Sunday, November 3, at the annual Harvest Dinner. For more details on the event, please visit https://slowfoodharvestdinner2013.eventbrite.com/.
For more information about the Snail of Approval program, visit http://slowfoodsacramento.com/snail-of-approval/about/.
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Slow Food Sacramento is the local chapter of the international nonprofit Slow Food, which has more than 100,000 members worldwide. Slow Food believes that the food we eat should taste good: that it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work.
Slow Food considers its members and all who eat to be co-producers, not consumers, of food. By being informed about how our food is produced and actively supporting those who produce it, we become a part of and a partner in the production process.