In 2010 a group of folks in East Alabama and West Georgia who were interested in the concepts set forth by the Slow Food Movement, gathered for dinner.
We named ourselves the “Hoochee Poosa Locavores” after the two rivers, the Chattahoochee and the Tallapoosa, in whose watersheds most members live. As “Locavores” we believe in eating locally grown, organically and ethically produced food—the opposite of fast food.
In short, food that is good, clean and fair.
Each month our group grew and in 2014 became an official member of Slow Food USA. Our official name is now “Slow Food Hoochee Poosa.”
Members include foodies, farmers, gardeners, bee keepers. We share our gardening tips, seeds, recipes and a great deal of fun. In addition we team with the East Central Alabama Master Gardeners and teachers and families at our local schools to build gardens for schools.