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Slow Food Monterey Bay

Slow Food International

Slow Food USA, the National office, with links to convivia around the country

NEW Slow Food USA Blog,

We're proud to show you Monterey Bay Convivium member websites:
Live Earth Farm, Tom & Constance Broz's excellent small organic farm & CSA in Corralitos.
Chocolate Visions, Lloyd Martin's new venture into handmade chocolates. Many of you have tasted his chocolates at our events, and now Lloyd has 'gone legit' and is selling his creations.
*Selling in season at the Hollister Farmers' Market, and available to order is Morris Grassfed Beef, from members Joe & Julie Morris.
Cole Canyon Farm; Steve & Pamela specialize seedlings & herb plants, including many medicinal herbs; find them at local farmers' markets.

And other local Slow Food member websites:
Gelato Massimo, Massimo's gelato company; definitely the best!
Mugnaini Ovens, right here in Watsonville, THE place for wood-fired ovens
Mary Altier, Photographer
Linda Arnold, children's entertainer
Andy Mariani, rare fruit grower extraordinaire; check for scheduled TASTINGS
PL Bar Ranch Grass-Fed Beef, from Frank and Irene LaMacchia. Available at Star Market in Salinas or at the ranch in Gonzales.

Monterey Bay Certified Farmers' Markets
Santa Cruz Farmers' Market.
California Certified Farmers' Markets

And from a friend:

"Want to know where to check out farmers' markets anywhere in the USA? .. How about Paris, Texas? ... To find any city, you can just click on the state then do a ctrl+f to locate the city. It's not a searchable site...but fast loading." The USDA Farmers' Market Website

Other sources for sustainable meats:
*Not in Monterey Bay area Farmers' Markets, but at the San Francisco Ferry Plaza Market, and locally available at Trader Joe's and Star Market, Salinas are meats from Niman Ranch; see the website for a wider selection, if at a high price.

Other sites of interest:


Claravale Dairy.com, for locally-produced raw milk

Community Alliance with Family Farmers

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch

Californians for GE Free Agriculture

Local Harvest


Chefs Collaborative

Eat Wild

And a few local restaurants with a Slow-ish mentality:
Passionfish in Pacific Grove; we've been fans of Chef Ted Walters since the days of Teddy's in Salinas; Ted is a member of the Chefs Collaborative. The menu at Passionfish focuses on sustainable seafood, local produce, and slow-roasted meats.
Bittersweet Bistro in Deer Park Center, Aptos; Chef Thomas shops every Saturday at the Aptos Farmers' Market, and also buys from Mariquita Farms
Phil's Fish Market in Moss Landing, a local tradition