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Join us once again Sunday, November 2 from 5-9pm for our annual celebration of the harvest season!
Experience Mulvaney’s hospitality and excellent food, while mingling with Slow Food members and guests. We will be presenting this year’s Snail of Approval awards to more than a dozen local business owners whose work embodies the Slow Food principles of Good, Clean, and Fair.

View more on the event page here: Fall Harvest Dinner

 

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:

 

Producers

Elegant Beans and Beyond

Doughbot

Chocolate Fish Coffee

Temple Coffee Roasters

Insight Coffee Roasters

The Good Stuff

Kingbird Farm

 

Restaurants

Thir13en

Yellowbill

Capitol Garage

Mama Kim’s on the Go

 

Supporters

Two Flew the Coop

Edible Sacramento

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.

On April 17, Slow Food Sacramento announced the latest honorees of the “Snail of Approval” program. The Snail of Approval program recognizes local businesses that contribute to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of food in the community.

This year, Slow Food Sacramento introduced two new award categories: Producers and Supporters. Past awards were conferred on restaurants offering menu items that meet the Slow Food mission of good (authentic flavor), clean (grown so it does not harm the environment) and fair (food producers receive fair compensation). In response to the growing interest by auxiliary food businesses and organizations, the new Producer category recognizes businesses producing locally unique and sustainable foods. The new Supporter category acknowledges organizations that encourage sustainable business practices in the food community.  

The restaurants receiving the Snail of Approval are:

  • Spataro Restaurant and Bar
  • Paragary’s Bar and Oven
  • Esquire Grill
  • Centro Cocina Mexicana
  • Juno’s Kitchen and Delicatessen

 Awardees in the Producer category are:

  • Soil Born Farms
  • Devine Gelateria
  • Del Rio Botanicals
  • Revolution Wines

 Awardees in the Supporter category are:

  • Edible Pedal
  • Green Restaurant Alliance of Sacramento
  • Produce Express

 “Sacramento is at the forefront of a national movement of consumers and businesses embracing locally grown, sustainable foods. This is our way of recognizing and honoring the businesses in our region that focus on good, clean, and fair food,” says Karen Auwaerter, president of Slow Food Sacramento.

For more information on Slow Food Sacramento and the Snail of Approval selection criteria, click here.