Media contact: Josh Glasstetter, email@example.com
President: Kathryn Warnes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Board: see Committees page for more information.
Find Slow Food on the following sites. Like us and follow us and we will like and follow you back. All efforts will be made to periodically promote the Snail of Approval Award Winners throughout the year. Let us know if there’s anything in particular you would like us to mention and we will oblige if possible.
- Facebook - over 1100 likes (as of Sept 2012)
- Twitter - 2365 followers (as of Sept 2012)
- MeetUp - 166 members
We encourage you to let your fans know that you won a Snail. The following are suggested posts for Facebook and Twitter. We ask that you help us out by including @slowfooddc, include our name in the Facebook post, and use our vanity url, http://bit.ly/Snail12, especially in your newsletters and other media.
We are so proud to receive the 2012 Snail of Approval from @slowfooddc! Check out all the winners at http://bit.ly/Snail12
We are honored to receive a Snail of Approval from @slowfooddc. More at http://bit.ly/Snail12 #slowfood
We also publish a monthly newsletter through Constant Contact. You can join at the upper right of this page. Currently, we have 2290 active contacts. Sponsorships for the newsletter are now being accepted. contact Liam@slowfooddc.org for more information.
Snail of Approval Awards Party
The Awards Party is being held at Policy, a 2012 Snail Winner. Tickets are being sold through Eventbrite, and we hope that you can let your friends, family, customers and press contacts know that the party is open to the public and tickets are on sale now. http://sfdc-snail2012.eventbrite.com is the website for ticket sales. The event is from 1:00 to 4:00. Ticket price includes a reception with food and two drink tickets. After that, the bar will remain open for the duration. More details will be added to our Awards Party post.
The Slow Food DC (SFDC) chapter is a community that promotes and celebrates local, seasonal, and sustainable food sources; works to preserve the culinary traditions of the region’s ethnically and culturally diverse populations; and supports the right of all people to enjoy good, clean, fair food.
SFDC represents the national capitol area, including Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland. Members come from a wide variety of professions and backgrounds. We organize dinners, tastings, tours, lectures, and community outreach events providing SFDC members an opportunity to explore the richness of our region’s culinary heritage in addition to the diverse array of food and drink from around the world represented in our foodshed. It is our goal to connect our eaters with the biodiverse and sustainable food producers, as well as increase public awareness of slow eating.
About the Snail of Approval
The Snail of Approval is Slow Food DC’s way of recognizing the food-related providers that are making significant contributions to the transformation of our food system to one that is good, clean and fair. In order to help guide DC patrons and visitors to food that is good, clean and fair, Slow Food DC will award the Snail of Approval to those artisans and eateries who contribute to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of the food we eat and the beverages we drink in the City of Washington, DC and surrounding areas.
Nominations are examined by: the degree to which the establishment’s activities are congruent with the Slow Food DC mission in promoting and celebrating local, seasonal, and sustainable food sources; how much it is working to preserve the culinary traditions of the region’s ethnically and culturally diverse populations; and how it is supporting the right of all people to enjoy good, clean, fair food. There is no limit to the number of establishments that can receive the Snail of Approval.
Ark of Taste
The US Ark of Taste is a catalog of over 200 delicious foods in danger of extinction. By promoting and eating Ark products we help ensure they remain in production and on our plates. We encourage all our Snail winners to showcase Ark of Taste products whenever possible, and will help promote them if they do.