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Courtesy of Slow Food International

This Sunday, Slow Food Minnesota will host a presentation by local farmers who traveled to Turin, Italy last month to participate in an international forum called Terra Madre. The event is free and open to the public.

Terra Madre is sponsored by Slow Food International and is a worldwide gathering of farmers and others interested in providing good, clean, fair food. The event occurs once every two years.

Slow Food Minnesota will hold a potluck dinner on December 7, from 2 to 6 pm. The presentation will take place at the Knights of Columbus, 1760 Fourth Avenue East, Shakopee, MN 55379

Ronald Huff of Slow Food Minnesota, says that what's special about the meeting will be hearing the impressions of Minnesota's delegates. Slow Food Minnesota sponsored eight farmers this year. An additional six delegates from Minnesota paid their own way to attend. The speakers of Sunday's panel include : Richard Handeen and Audrey Arner (Moonstone Farm), Martin and Atina Diffley (Gardens of Eagen), Lori and Allan Callister (Callister Farm), LeeAnn and Jim VanDerPol (Pastures A Plenty) and Laura Frerichs (Loon Organics).

If you are interested in attending, rsvp to Huff via e-mail. Organizers also ask that guests bring a potluck food item as well as donation to the Keystone Community Food Shelf. Suggested food shelf items include canned meat, canned fruit, cereal, crackers, pasta or personal care items such as shampoo, bar soap, tootbrushes, or diapers.