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Dec 24, 2013
The 100 Point Wine Tasting Has Been Postponed for Now. Thank You for Your Interest and Keep an Ear Out for the Next Scheduling!
Sep 30, 2013
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Carve - A Haunting Good Time at Atherton Market

October 20, 2013 from 4pm to 7pm
Join us on Sunday, October 20 from 4 until 7 for a hauntingly entertaining afternoon.  Local chefs will begin carving at 4pm, competing for a cash prize as you  bid on your favorite jack-o-lantern to take home with you just in time for the hallowed holiday!  This is a family friendly event, in fact kids are encouraged to bring a carved pumpkin for a kids carving competition, prizes awarded. Join us for music, banter, merriment and fun. There will be food for purchase provided by local food…See More
Sep 24, 2013
Heck No, GMO! Recipe Contest & Cook-Off is happening today

Heck No, GMO! Recipe Contest & Cook-Off at Charlotte

July 24, 2013 to August 4, 2013
Do you have an amazing recipe you want to share? Please submit a recipe (or three!) to the first ever Queen City GMO Free Recipe Contest and Cook-Off. Recipe submissions in any of the following categories - appetizers, entrees, and desserts - are due by August 4th. Cook-off will be held August 25th at Olde Meck Brewery (details to follow)! See More
Jul 30, 2013
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About Me:
I love food and culture and even though I have a very digital lifestyle I like to help as much as I can move our world towards better choices by having those choices.
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Meat, Fish, Scallops, Sweet Potatoes, et al!

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Hi everyone! I'm Andy Ciordia, Slow Food aficionado and general crazy guy.

I learned about Slow Food from Lell Trogdon and Thom Duncan over three years ago. We worked hard to build a custom infrastructure that took far too much time to manage so I built a Ning community here. I love supporting our local farmers and co-producers. Having everyone make connections, learn a story, engage in the dialog, and then further a cause that fights for good things lights my fire.

I've run a personal blog for years now called 'it's my island'. I can be found all over the net and am generally very reachable/available.

I left the corporate lights for my own gig with Nuance Labs. A company helping you get your small business online while staying highly productive with a product aptly named, Liquid Minded.

My wife, Robin, is a special needs teacher for Union County. She also helps me run IMI Photography. We work events, weddings, food & product photography; selling prints and stock of the perspectives we find along the way. You can see more of my work at Photoshelter or Flickr.

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Alice Waters & Mary Ann Esposito

Recently I've published a few articles from the culmination of Alice's visit and the interview with Ciao Italia's Mary Ann Esposito.


Down the Rabbit Hole, Alice in Charlotte

Table Talk with Ciao Italia's Mary Ann Esposito

Posted on October 15, 2007 at 9:54am

Grateful Growers Alice Waters Press Release

Tickets Now Available for Alice Waters’ Keynote Address in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC 20 August 2007 Alice Waters is visiting Charlotte at the end of September, and you are invited! The chef, restaurateur and food activist will speak at Dana Auditorium on the campus of Queens University on September 27. The architect of The Edible Schoolyard, Ms. Waters will speak about the opportunities and responsibilities of a sound school… Continue

Posted on August 23, 2007 at 2:07pm

Slow Food Charlotte Online is Blooming

Sunflower, Day 3

Hi all, it's great to see we've had a great number of local sign-ups since the newsletter went out. May I be the first to welcome you to the site!

There are some great things we can do here to keep the conversation and thoughts going from when we meet at events or around the dinner table. If you have an idea for a good SFC sub-group, or would like to write more for the blogging side of… Continue

Posted on July 27, 2007 at 12:03pm

You Are What Your Animals Eat

You Are What Your Animals Eat by Jo Robinson


In my investigation into pasture-based farming, I’ve stumbled upon an alarming state of affairs: few animal scientists see any link between animal feed and human food. “Feed animals anything you want,” say the experts, “and it makes no difference to their meat, milk, or eggs.” Because of this mindset, our animals are being fed…


Posted on July 5, 2007 at 9:29pm

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At 3:56pm on November 29, 2009, Carol Buie-Jackson said…
Andy, are you the one who tweeted looking for knitters? If so, contact me. There's a club in Matthews and although I don't knit, I know a few of those who do. If its for a good cause, I bet they would be interested
At 4:16pm on September 8, 2009, Steve Case said…
Hi Andy,

Great to see you guy's last night, it was a nice evening and a great meal! Thanks to everyone who put it together. Andy Geny and I loved the pic's and I got a good giggle out of the caption :) on Genys shot, thanks!

Best regards, Steve and Geny
At 4:43pm on June 11, 2009, Carol Buie-Jackson said…
Ok, thanks. I'll post it.
At 8:54am on June 11, 2009, Carol Buie-Jackson said…
Andy, are there guidelines for posting events on this site? If possible, I'd like to post an event about an author we are bringing to town. Not related to SF necessarily but he's very popular with gardeners and those who haven't heard of him, should hear his message. I wasn't sure how strict this site was about staying on topic. Let me know.
At 1:07pm on April 26, 2009, Carol Buie-Jackson said…
Andy, we LOVED the truffles we got from you guys at the Matthews Farmers Market. Can you reuse the boxes? We saved ours just in case. Too pretty to throw it away and since the chocolates are in their own little cup, wondered if it could be recycled by you guys.
At 5:41pm on November 30, 2008, Poplar Ridge Farm said…
Hi Andy
Just sent an email. Look forward to hearing from you. Nice pics and page!
At 4:39pm on September 26, 2008, Carol Buie-Jackson said…
Andy, I tried to upload a Bob Edwards/Michael Pollan podcast and it didn't like that it was no an mp3. So I just put a link to the archive online and doesn't like that either. And now I can't figure out how to delete it. Help! I know just enough to be dangerous
At 8:23am on July 18, 2008, Regina Grippo- Lefauve said…
Hi Andy, it was great meeting you at the SF fundraiser. I am starting to set up the lake norman slow food chapter and would like to link us to the charlotte web site, as we spoke about. what would be the best way to do that? Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Regina
At 7:04pm on June 25, 2008, Taylor Blanchard said…
hey Andy - I'd love to see pictures from the Grateful Grower's farm dinner. Thanks!
At 11:19am on June 13, 2008, Fabio Burattini said…
Hi Andy.
It was very nice meeting you, your wife and all the other members of Slow Food Charlotte last night.
I think that the event was wonderful and everybody was so nice!
Let me know if you can teach me a different way how to get in touch with a member other that leaving a comment on the comment wall. Thanks.
Ciao, Fabio

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