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This past week we had a wonderful time at our first Slow Hour. Thank you to everyone who joined us, and thank you to Peconic Bay Vineyards for hosting us. Stay tuned for more Slow Hours coming up – our version of a happy hour, and a chance to gather, drink local wine, and share what Slow Food is doing in our community.
In the meantime, we invite you to join us on July 12th from 5-7 p.m. at Bridge Gardens for our first Walk and Wine of the summer. It will be an evening of local wine and strolling through an edible garden – and we’re co-hosting it with our friends at the Peconic Land Trust!
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We are excited to share delicious local wine from our friends at Saltbird Cellars. Located on the North Fork, Saltbird Cellars’ winemaker Robin Epperson-McCarthy grew up sailing the Peconic waters and has been inspired by the cooler micro climate of the East End and other cool climate regions where she has worked and trained to make unique wines that honor the distinctive maritime terrier where Saltbird vines are grown.
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Come taste her new releases, plus enjoy freshly made bread provided by Flour Power and Truly Grass Fed!
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Come on by and enjoy a guided tour of the gardens with director Rick Bogusch, sip wine from Saltbird Cellars, and learn more about the history and plantings of the naturalized gardens.
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Tickets are $50 each, or $40 for Slow Food East End members and Bridge Gardens members, and can be purchased from Peconic Land Trust by phone (631-283-3195) or email (events@peconiclandtrust.org).
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Space is limited, so we request you reserve your tickets in advance! All proceeds will benefit Slow Food East End Feed the Forks initiatives including developing school and neighborhood gardens, promoting educational activities, combating food insecurity with grassroots efforts like Flour Power, and ongoing efforts to address climate change.
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Rain date is July 13.
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📚 What We’re Reading

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“If we learned anything, didn’t we learn it’s really important to know where your food comes from?” Bonnie Brady is at the forefront of the fight for commercial fishers here on the East End. (Edible East End)
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These New York farmers believe that “We Need To Bring Joy, Power, and Queerness Back to Agriculture.” (Eater)
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Shellfish and kelp farming are lauded as a sustainable form of aquaculture, but there’s still a plastic problem. These farmers are working to cut the plastic from their practice. (Civil Eats)
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In 2017, Slow Food Charleston embarked on an Ark of Taste project to preserve the iconic Lemon Cling Peach
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🐌 News from the Slow Food network

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Sign the Petition:
Protect Bristol Bay from
large-scale mining projects
Bristol Bay supports the largest wild salmon commercial fishery on earth, producing half of the world’s commercial supply of wild sockeye salmon, sustaining 15,000 annual jobs and generating roughly $2.2 billion in annual economic activity. Bristol Bay’s wild salmon have been the foundation of Alaska Native culture in the region for millennia.
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But the bay is under threat by large-scale mining projects like Pebble Mine. We urge the Environmental Protection Agency to protect Bristol Bay by completing the Clean Water Act Section 404(c) process.
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2021 Annual Report
Slow Food USA’s 2021 Annual Report is now live and filled with stories about how our chapters, community action teams and national office staff rebuilt our movement, together. Hear reflections from Executive Director Anna Mulè, check out facts and figures about our impact, and get to know what’s happening across our network. Every year, we’re getting closer to achieving good, clean and fair food for all. Thank you for making it happen!⁠
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