Move Over Turkey, Duck Is on the Table

In the how to make a turkey smile category, Slow Food MV in conjunction with Cayuga Duck Project is cooking up a whole lot of ducks on Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury.

Slow Food Brunch Pairs Farm-Grown Food With Farmer Tales

People gathered at the Chilmark Community Center Sunday morning to hear from Island agriculture and aquaculture leaders about the challenges and joys of farming. Farming is like life, said Jan Buhrman, vice president of Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard.

Getting Intimate With Soil

Farmers share their experiences at a Slow Food farmers brunch on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center.

What's For Dinner?

Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard and the Martha’s Vineyard Family Center are serving up a presentation on how to avoid genetically engineered foods on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the regional high school.

Not Chicken About Being Main Course, Cayuga Duck Is Coming Back

In order to save the duck, one must eat the duck. It may seem counterintuitive, but that’s the idea behind Rebecca Gilbert’s latest venture at the Native Earth Teaching Farm in Chilmark.

Go Slow Potluck

Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard hosts a potluck beginning at 5 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center on Sunday, Dec. 8.

Champions of the Local Oyster Unite

Rick Karney had a message for diners at a Slow Food event this week: Eat more oysters.

“Its’ an industry that cleans the water, creates a sustainable food product and creates habitat,” said the longtime director of the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group. “In order for this industry to flourish, we have to put more in . . . as you eat your oysters tonight, they’re not only good but they’re doing a good thing for the environment.”

Where the Happy Chickens Roam

It was hard to tell which came first in the hearts of Islanders last Sunday — the chicken or the egg. The Coop de Ville Tour sponsored by Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard offered the opportunity for an egg-centric brunch followed by tours of chicken operations on several farms around the Island. All the chicken love had a purpose, too, according to the people at Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard.

Vineyarders Savor Succulent Slow Food

Lynne Irons stood in the kitchen, plate in hand and eyes wide. It was dinner time on Lambert’s Cove Road, but the Vineyard Haven gardener stood still, starstruck by the bowls heaped high with root vegetables, the pots of various sizes simmering on the stove and, the crowning glory, the roast pig nestled by backyard potatoes and sprigs upon sprigs of rosemary. Ms. Irons’s was the hand that slaughtered it.

Author Roger Yepsen Will Serve Up Slow Food Storytelling on Tuesday

People who merely have heard about Slow Food — the “eco-gastronomic” movement aimed at counteracting the effects of fast food on American diet, farming and lifestyle — might associate it with the rarified, elite world of famous chefs, expensive foods and politically correct eating that tends to be too dear for regular folk.