JACKSON, WY— Slow Food in the Tetons first launched its Six Weeks of Slow Food video series in 2020 during Old Bill’s season as a way to connect with a virtual audience. As happened with so many “pandemic pivots,” what began as a temporary work around turned out to be an all-around good idea. The new 2021 season features six more videos in which local food masters share their experiences and expertise on screen. This year’s topics include cooking and knife skills demonstrations, food preservation, garden to table recipes, a tour of regenerative grazing practices at Late Bloomer Ranch, and seasonal cocktail mixes that highlight local ingredients.
Season two premiered on August 13 to coincide with the launch of Old Bill’s Giving Season and concludes this week with a celebratory craft cocktail prepared by Chas Marsh and Travis Goodman of Jackson Hole Still Works. The videos, including season one, will remain online at tetonslowfood.org for viewers to reference and enjoy throughout the year.
The mission of Slow Food in the Tetons involves connecting those who live here, and many who visit, with the local food resources that surround them. Familiar programs include the People’s Market; Slow Food Farm Stand; Online Marketplace; Community Gardens; year-round kids summer camps and cooking classes; a Local Food Guide; Slow Food Voucher Program, Teton Farmer Fund; and the upcoming fall Farm to Fork Festival.
Program participants, however, don’t always get to see behind the scenes and understand the effort that local food producers put into the food and flavors that show up at the markets. “We encourage the community to participate in these free classes,” says Slow Food Executive Director, Scott Steen. “These are the food producers, chefs, and partners that give purpose and inspire the work we do at Slow Food in the Tetons, and we are thrilled to showcase their contributions.”
Steen urges those who watch to consider making a donation. “The benefits of a stronger, healthier and more resilient food system are far reaching for people, planet, and community. You can help by watching these videos and supporting what you see with a donation to Slow Food in the Tetons through Old Bills Fun Run.”