Slow Food Columbus is pleased to announce our inaugural Snailblazer Award, in recognition of pioneering contributions to a sustainable food system, and to announce that Warren Taylor of Snowville Creamery will be the award’s first recipient. Warren will be honored in a reception on February 23, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Wexner Center; the public is invited to attend. Delicious hors d’oeuvres, courtesy of Slow Food Columbus and created by Slow Food members John and Kimberly Skaggs from Heirloom, will be available, as well as a cash bar.
In addition, and recognition of the passion and drive with which Taylor champions the ideals of Slow Food, we are donating $500 to Snowville’s community-sourced Kickstarter campaign, designed to fund a yogurt-production facility. What’s more, we will donate even more money to Snowville’s yogurt campaign… but only if you will. Taking a cue from November’s Big Give campaign, Slow Food Columbus will designate matching funds to be added to every Kickstarter pledge made between now and February 10. The Big Give utilized $1 million in matching funds to leverage a total of $7.4 million in donations—just over $13 for every $100 donated. The needs of Snowville’s yogurt project are smaller, and our treasury is smaller still (we take “nonprofit” quite seriously), but we believe in this project, and we will give $1 for every additional $100 donated to the Kickstarter campaign after the morning of January 23.
Remember, folks, the deadline is February 10, so please, donate now. And we hope to see you at the reception on February 23!