Slow Food St. Louis is an international, educational non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting fresh, local, and sustainably produced food. It celebrates and supports local food traditions as well as biodiversity.
Art of Food will feature the area’s top restaurants and hors d’oeuvres made from fresh, local ingredients. A list of participating chefs and restaurants is expected to be posted to the website shortly. Some local wineries and breweries will have tastings but there will be a cash bar available as well.
This year there will be a street fair set up outside where guests can get to know sponsors and learn more about local food culture. There will also be a silent auction with food related prizes.
Proceeds from the Art of Food fundraiser will benefit Slow Food St. Louis’ production of more than 50 educational films, events, Truck Farm visits and tastings.
It will also help support their Small Farm Biodiversity Micro-Grant program. The program has given approximately $50,000 to local, sustainable farmers to raise more than 250 different heirloom varieties of produce and heritage breeds of animals over the past four years.