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Meet the New $5 Value Meal

Meet the New $5 Value Meal

Three hundred people gathered in San Francisco's Delores Park for a potluck at Slow Food USA's Slow Food Nation in 2008. Photo: Amber McKee For many of us, the first thing that comes to mind when we think of a $5 meal is a greasy cheeseburger and soggy fries from a local fast food chain. But Slow Food USA – a Brooklyn-based sustainable food and farming nonprofit – is out to prove that five bucks can get you a healthy home-cooked meal with more taste and less waste. READ: 5 Low-Waste, Skinny-Waist Recipes Sept. 17 kicks off the organization’s $5 Challenge – a call for communities and families to gather around the table and enjoy a home-cooked, locally-grown meal for less than $5 per person. “We want to take back the value meal,” said Josh Viertel, president of Slow Food USA. “Fast food shouldn’t have to be cheaper than slow food.” What is “slow food” you ask? For Viertel, t...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/08/22/slow-food-usa/

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