Being Thankful for Good Food
My understanding is that while both "slow food" and "eat local" are good things, they are separate issues. Slow food, a term coined in opposition to the "fast food" meals people rush through these days, refers to taking the time to savor the flavors of your meal, to actually experience and enjoy the meal, rather than wolfing it down while texting. Local food, because it does not need to be shipped long distances - and can therefore be selected for taste and texture, rather than durability during shipment - will generally be much more flavorful than mass-produced food; but it isn't "slow food" unless you take the time to enjoy it.
Robin is referencing the original Slow Food movement and its purposes. It’s about promoting food that is local, seasonal, and sustainably grown. Here is more: https://www.slowfood.com/about-us/ and https://www.slowfoodusa.org/about-us
And the “popular” definition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_Food
Sure eat locally,farmers market wonderful except in the big city not always possible.The farmer trucks his produce in thus not reducing oil consumption.
Yes, it’s a challenge indeed. In many areas, we’re getting back to our roots. Almost all big cities have farmer’s markets today. Here’s a good directory to reference: https://www.ams.usda.gov/local-food-directories/farmersmarkets