Slow Food Utah, The Winter Market, and PC Distilleries 

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Slow as Snails
Slow Food Utah (SlowFoodUtah.org) announced its 2016 Snail Award recipients at the organization's recent Feast of Five Senses dinner and gala. Slow Food is a nonprofit dedicated to food education, supporting local farmers, linking local producers and consumers and celebrating responsible and fair food. Chairwoman of the board Gwen Crist says, "The Snail Awards honor those in our community who are dedicated to Slow Food principles of good, clean, fair food for all." Award recipients for 2016 are (for farmer/producer category) Julie Clifford, Clifford Family Farm; (restaurant/chef category) Brooke Woffinden, Urban Pioneer Foods; (community leader) Gina Cornia, Utahns Against Hunger; and (local business) Sally Sears, Caffe Ibis. Congratulations to all the deserving winners.

It's Baaaaack
The Winter Market at Rio Grande has returned for the 2016-2017 season. The market—held on alternating Saturdays at the Rio Grande Depot (300 S. Rio Grande St.)—kicked off on Nov. 5 and runs through April 22, 2017, featuring more than 60 local vendors with goods ranging from fresh produce and artisan baked goods to meats, cheeses, eggs and, for the first time, fresh locally raised turkeys. In addition, art exhibits overseen by the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts are on display, including mixed media and works on paper, crafts, photography, video and digital works, and painting and sculpture. For more information, visit SLCFarmersMarket.org.

PC Distillers
Park City is now home to Alpine Distilling, a new craft distillery in the Silver Creek area. And, although their products aren't available in Utah yet, Alpine already garnered two prestigious medals at the International Consumer Tasting SIP Awards. The products will launch in late 2016 here in Utah. Preserve Liqueur (with tea, fruit and spice flavors) won a Platinum award at SIP while their Stone Fruit primrose-flavored bourbon whiskey was awarded a gold medal. Visit Utah's newest distillery online at AlpineDistilling.com.

Quote of the week: "A hungry man is not a free man.

Adlai Stevenson

Food Matters 411: tscheffler@cityweekly.net

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