09/15/11 When most Americans think of cheap food, we immediately think of fast food – drive thru style or boxed meals from a grocery store. It is often said that a family can eat more easily and inexpensively off that type of food than they can off wholesome, natural foods that need to be prepared. Enter Slow Food USA who is determined to shift that perception.
On Saturday, September 17th, Slow Food USA is holding the $5 challenge. They are asking each participant to pledge to share a fresh, healthy meal that costs $5 or less. They are “taking back the value meal.”
The Earthworks Market in Plymouth will participate in Slow Food USA’s $5 challenge on September 17th. Earthworks invited the local community to join their Slow Foods USA’s national celebration on Saturday, September 17th from 11:30 to 3 p.m. at their business located at 701 East Jefferson Street. Earthwork Market will participate in the Slow Food USA national celebration of good food by offering a $5.00 all you can eat buffet of fresh, mostly local, slowly prepared food. Join them and take back the value meal!
The Slow Food movement is slowly gaining popularity and many organizations are participating. Slow food – the opposite of fast food – is food that’s good for you, good for farmers, and good for the planet.
Slow Food USA sums the campaign up best on their site: they are “sending a message that too many people live in communities where it’s harder to buy fruit than Froot Loops. Everybody should be able to eat fresh, healthy food every day.”