We will be focusing on growing Ark of Taste foods.
What is the Slow Food ARK of TASTE? "TheUS Ark of Tasteis a catalog of over 200 rare delicious regional foods in danger of extinction. Many endangered or forgotten fruits, vegetables and meats fall out of favor because they do not fit into the modern industrial food system. Although they may still be produced on a small scale, their flavors, fragrances and textures slip into obscurity.
By promoting and eating Ark products we help ensure they remain in production and on our plates.
These are all foods that are threatened by industrial standardization, the regulations of large-scale distribution and environmental damage.
The US Ark of Taste is a tool that helps farmers, ranchers, fishers, chefs, retail grocers, educators and consumers celebrate our country's diverse biological, cultural and culinary heritage."