JACKSON, Wyo. — The giving season is upon us! Starting this week, join New West KnifeWorks in raising funds for Slow Food in the Tetons with their annual holiday raffle. Locals and Slow Food fans across the country are invited to enter for a chance to win over $3,500 in prizes. Prize baskets have a varied combination of delicious locally-produced food, wine, cutlery, cookware, and top-of-the-line olive oil. Get tickets and learn more here.
What is “Slow Food?”
The Slow Food movement was founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986 — an Italian foodie who watched in dismay as younger generations lost interest in farming, gardening, and cooking. Finding out that a McDonalds was being built next to the historic Spanish Steps in Rome was the last straw. He founded the Slow Food organization in an effort to educate people about the harmful effects of fast, anonymous and homogenous food on the human body, psyche and the environment.
The organization has since spread through Italy and opened chapters in 150 countries, including ours in Jackson Hole – whose mission is “local, healthy food for all!” Slow Food in the Tetons organizes the People’s Market, educational programming for kids and adults, community gardens, and many other efforts to heal our country’s broken food system on a hyper-local level.
Local Knives & Slowed-down Food
Whether you’re at the People’s Market every Wednesday or Slow Food is an entirely new concept, hopefully we’ve all tasted the difference of a piece of freshly picked fruit or seen the difference in the way small local farms care for their animals. The notion of fresh, local, and thoughtfully-produced extends to the tools we use everyday too.
New West’s artisan knife makers live in this community, are offered flexible work schedules to enjoy the natural surroundings, and get to have real impact on improvements and processes in the factory space. In every case we can find, the energy that goes into something produced with care leads to a different, more pleasing end result.
The Slow Food in the Tetons & New West Teams are especially excited about the raffle prizes this year. Plus – participants can choose which basket they’d like to enter to win versus the grab-bag style of previous years’ raffles. The prizes wouldn’t be complete without the generous contributions of the following local producers and suppliers:
Don’t miss out! The raffle closes November 16th – so winners can get their prizes in time for Thanksgiving.
Get your tickets at New West KnifeWorks’ shop on Town Square, or online. 100% off ticket sales go to Slow Food in the Tetons educational programming – so there’s only an upside!
New West KnifeWorks 98 Center Street, Jackson WY