Archives: Farms

“The Biggest Civil Rights Settlement” Goes Unpaid

02/15/10 | by slowfoodsf | Farms, Policy

Discriminatory land use policies have left a legacy of inequality that has yet to be rectified. Though the labor of slaves and later sharecroppers helped support American agriculture, African Americans were often denied access to land as well as to many of the processes of wealth accumulation that allowed the concentration of capital necessary to […]

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The State of the Union

02/03/10 | by slowfoodsf | Farms, Policy

This isn’t going to be a post going “line by line” through the President’s State of the Union address delivered one week ago. Though every columnist needed to find important things to talk about, and sometimes those things really were there, we all know that the State of the Union speech barely has a chance […]

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A Note From Sicily

12/22/09 | by slowfoodsf | Farms

Dear Friends of Slow Food, I had been thinking for some time about visiting a new area of Sicily which is of great agricultural importance. I had heard many comments from journalists regarding Pachino, the land where the best tomatoesin the world are grown according to great Italian chefs. When I arrived in Catania, Isabella, […]

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Bay Area Farm Inspires Nation

11/29/09 | by slowfoodsf | Farms

Slow Food San Francisco members are likely familiar with the story of Soul Food Farms in Vacaville, but it was new to today’s readers of The New York Times Magazine. Writer Christine Muhlke focused on the incredible community support shown in the face of a devastating fire in September. People raised money and volunteers even […]

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