Kicking Off the Year: A Morven Garden Workday!


Fun Fact: You know green beans are ripe when they stick to your shirt!

This past Sunday, a small group of Slow Foodies woke up bright and early to venture over to the Morven Kitchen Garden– the first of many garden workdays we have planned this semester! Although there was a mix of new people and veterans to the garden, everyone was excited to get their hands dirty and help out with the one-acre student-run garden.


What was a productive morning of pulling and harvesting, the team left with bags brimming with the greens of their labor.


Tomatoes, green beans, okra, and even wildflowers were just a few of the goods we had the chance to bring home – let’s just say there was a lot of green tomatoes and okra being fried that night!


Thank you to all who came out and helped to kick off, what should be, an exciting year for Slow Food at UVa! Hopefully we’ll get to see you all at our Welcome Garden Party tomorrow, September 12th, from 6:30 to 8pm at Garden IX. Relay Foods will be sponsoring food catered by Mona Lisa Pasta!! Yum 🙂

If you are interested in to learn more about the Morven Kitchen Garden, or sign up to be a part of their listserve, please email Erin Kennedy (!

Food Photography 101 with Beyond the Flavor!

Food Photography 101
April 25th, 3:00-4:30 PM
“The Klazroom” in Munford Dorm at the IRC

Join Slow Food at U.Va. for Food Photography 101 with the renowned photographers behind Beyond the Flavor. Sarah Cramer and Andrea Hubbell will be discussing their latest project and giving some tricks of the trade in a food photography workshop. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

This event is limited to 20 participants and spots are on a first come, first serve basis so sign up with this form!

Questions? Contact us at

New Year, Fresh Start!

It’s that time of year again! The summer is winding down, and the school year is finally starting back up again. Although it is sad to leave the leisurely lifestyle of summer behind, we are looking forward to all the exciting events and activities we have planned for Slow Food UVa this upcoming year. In the next few weeks to come, this website, along with our Facebook page (coming shortly), will become your source for everything Slow Food at UVa. Stay tuned for more information!