The more I learn about Portland Slow Food, the more I like about it. What's not to like about supporting local, sustainable, healthy, honest food? Good, Clean, and Fair, with a genuine support of local farmers, foodies, restaurants, chefs, and food activists globally, SLOW food is growing and an oh-so-important movement in the world today.
Their mission statement says it all:
"Slow Food Portland supports Slow Food USA’s mission to create dramatic and lasting change in the food system, and promote a food system that is good, clean and fair for all. On a local and regional level we work to reconnect with people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food. We work to raise awareness and engagement in our community to help transform food policy, production practices, and market forces to ensure equity, sustainability, and pleasure in the food we eat."
This weekend I had the honor and privilege to attend their Annual Potluck, and what a potluck it was! If you can imagine all the names of all the farmers I've seen at Alberta Co-Op and The Portland Farmer's Market and flitting around the pages of menus all over Portland, in the flesh, in the same room. Honestly, I was a little star struck being introduced to people like Slow Food Portland chair Russell Ruscigno and Dancing Roots Farm's Shari Sirkin.
This well balanced table red, pairs well with any meal, and makes a wonderful gift. Knowing about the cause it supports makes it taste even better!
You can become a member of SLOW Food USA , or make a one-time donation
So, What is SLOW Pinot?
Only 260 are cases are being released of this hand crafted blend of SLOW Pinot. A barrel of wine from each winery was scrutinized and carefully blended to create a one-of-a-kind product. Bottles are being released at these locations.
You might recognize the contributing wineries:
The Potluck of Destiny:
I especially want to recognize Portland Seedhouse, Bull Run Cider, and Ruchikala for the excellent product samples - Delish! I made my Hash Brown Crusted Quiche Recipe, which must have been good, there wasn't any left!