Join Us for Pie Day!

Still wondering  what the expression “easy as pie” means?  Come and learn!   Saturday August 25th is Slow Food “Pie Day” at Crabtree Farms. Under the tutelage of Chattanooga Pie Masters,  we will learn to make 3 types of pies: 1 traditional (and might I guess American and appley?), 1 hand-held pie, and 1 savory […]

Keep the Culture Coming!

Thanks to all who came out for the Sandor Katz book talk and fermentation sharing event- it was wonderful to see what everyone brought to the table!   If you brought something you’d like to share- post it under “recipes” on our site, so we can continue to taste and grow!  

Mark Your Calenders!

And start fermenting! Sandor Katz, fermentation revivalist and author just finished a brand new book: The Art of Fermentation, and wants to share it with you!  In return, he’d love you to share what you’ve been fermenting, so start now to get ready for: Book and Fermentation Talk with Sandor Katz, followed by tasty samples of fermentation,  hosted […]

Barn Dance!


The Chattanooga Folk School is holding a barn dance at Crabtree Farm to raise funds to make Chattanooga an even greater place!  Check it out, bring a dish and your dancin’ shoes and have some fun!

Coffee Cupping

We’re delighted to invite you to a coffee cupping Saturday June 9th at 10 AM, hosted by Velo Coffee at their roastery.   Andrew Gage of Velo Coffee will guide us through the nuances of coffee flavors, training our tastebuds to be more awake to the entire world.   Not only will you taste coffee in a new way, […]

Volunteer Opportunity

If you love food, gardening, and children, we know of  the perfect summer project  for you.  Some BUGS would love to see some Snail Help.    The program is searching for volunteers to deliver lesson plans- in both the garden and classroom- once a week throughout the summer, starting  with volunteer training May 28th. For information, go […]

Upcoming Event

This weekend! At the Sequatchie Valley Institute, they will be hosting their annual Food For Life Event, complete with fermentation, wild food walks, farmer talks, shiitake workshops, and Slow Food discussions.  Check it out! For more information about fees and registration, see their website: http://svionline.org/svi/778/food-for-life-gathering-2012/

Two Upcoming Food-Related Events

Two upcoming events in Chattanooga we’d love to share: The film “Lunch Line” will be showing April 16th at 7 PM, reception for members begins at 6, door open at 6:30.  It will be screened at Loose Cannon, and put on by the Chattanooga Film Society.  It should be a whole lotta fun, and educational too, […]

We love Volunteers!

Chattanooga Snails! We are nothing without you! All across the world, local Slow Food chapters are run solely on volunteer energy, and we in Chattanooga would love your help. Please contact us if you are interested in being part of Slow Food Chattanooga in any way.  Any type and form (big or small) of  ideas, special […]

Calling All Recipe Users!

Do you like to cook?  Send us your recipes! Gaining Ground is currently working on a Local Food Cookbook, and they want your help! All recipes are welcome, but focus on simple, affordable, and healthy.  Think fruits, veggies, and a little bit of locally/sustainably grown meat.  Your recipe could possibly be chosen for the book, […]


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