Slow Food Utah has been a grassroots powerhouse in Salt Lake City, organizing food-enlightening events, sponsoring efforts of local and sustainable food producers and gaining recognition for local food supporters. Now Park City has formed its own chapter of Slow Food, an encouraging indication of how interest in slow, sustainable and local food has grown.

Slow Food PC will hold its first event on Monday, September 12 at Squatters Roadhouse from 5 to 7 p.m. Besides conversation, food and drink—of course—guests will hear from Peter Cole, co-founder of Squatters Pub Brewery, a company noted for its green practices. There will also be a beer and bull session to plan further events for the PC group. The event is free, but a suggested donation of $5 will help fund the chapter’s future communications. Interested in joining? Contact Susan Odell at susanodell@foodell.com

And the Summit County Food Coalition—which won the Green Fork award at Salt Lake magazine's dining awards last year—has opened its fall season beef sales.
The USDA grass-fed beef, raised in Summit County by Summit County ranchers is available to order online for mid-November pick-up. Whole, ½, and ¼ calves are offered frozen and wrapped in butcher paper with the specific cut stamped on the outside.  You have some flexibility in how the beef will be packaged—you can choose how many steaks per package, thickness of steaks, how many pounds per roast, etc.  Go to www.summitcountybeef.org.