The Ark of Taste is a living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. By identifying and championing these foods, we keep them in production and on our plates.
Grow – Want to make your vegetable garden a refuge for food biodiversity? You can find Ark of Taste seeds from these resources.
Shop – Slow Food USA has teamed up with LocalHarvest, a comprehensive online directory of small farmers, farmers markets, and other local food sources, to connect consumers to producers* of Ark of Taste foods. Check out the listings to find a producer near you.
* The producers themselves provide the information in the listings on LocalHarvest.org. Slow Food USA does not review the information found in the listings.
Cook – What to do once you’ve got an Ark of Taste ingredient? Cook something tasty with it! Have a great recipe using an Ark of Taste food you want to share? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post it.
Below are products with specific cultural or historic importance to the Mid-Atlantic region that we hope to promote to ensure their endurance and celebration. You can search Local Harvest’s website to find local producers of these ingredients.
MEAT & POULTRY
Black Turkey – MD, VA
Cayuga Duck – NY
Delaware Chicken – DL
Guinea Hog – VA and southeast
Jersey Buff Turkey
Jersey Giant Chicken – NJ
Midget White Turkey – MD
Wyandotte Chicken – NY
Early Blood Turnip-Rooted Beet
Hinkelhatz Hot Pepper – PA
Amish Pie Squash – MD
Boston Marrow Squash – NY
Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry – PA
Chalk’s Early Jewel Tomato – PA
Orange Oxheart Tomato – VA
Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter Tomato – WV
WINES & VINEGARS
Norton Grape – VA