LocalHarvest & Slow Food USA's Ark of Taste

We strongly recommend that all of our food producers and market managers make use of additional online listings and organizational projects like  LocalHarvest and Slow Food USA’s ARK of TASTE

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With apologies to Local Harvest, shown below is an example of the detail (PRODUCT LIST) you can provide to online searchers… folks who are looking for specific types of foods which you may grow, produce or sell.

THE PAGE BELOW IS ONLY ONE EXAMPLE OF THE DETAIL PROVIDED BY LOCALHARVEST.org – go to http://www.LocalHarvest.org to login, then enter your own farm / market details.

This demonstrates some of the rich product detail which you can provide, just by clicking the boxes and filling in a few blanks.

Growers should also have a look at Slow Food USA’s ARK OF TASTE project, documented in cooperation with LocalHarvest at http://www.localharvest.org/ark-of-taste.jsp

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Product List

Use this page to tell the public what products do you grow and when you grow them. Whatever you check will appear in a list at the bottom of your profile, with the appropriate season.

Do you grow or produce any Slow Food “Ark of Taste” products? Yes

Vegetables artichoke

arugula

asparagus

beets

broccoli

brussels sprouts

burdock

cabbage

carrots

cauliflower

celery

chinese greens

collards

corn, sweet

cucumber

daikon

dry beans

edamame soybeans

eggplant

garlic

green beans

green onions

hot peppers

kale

kohlrabi

leeks

lettuce

mushrooms

mustard greens

okra

onions

parsnips

peas

potatoes

pumpkins

radish

rutabagas

salad greens

salad mix

sea vegetables

shallots

spinach

summer squash

sunchokes

sweet peppers

sweet potato

swiss chard

tomatillos

tomatoes

turnips

winter squash

zucchini

Sprouts

sprouts

wheat grass

Nuts/Seeds

almonds

chestnuts

flax

hazelnuts

macadamias

peanuts

pecans

pistachios

sesame seeds

sunflower seeds

walnuts

Grains

barley

buckwheat

corn

millet

oats

popcorn

rice

rye

soy beans

spelt

wheat

Herbs

dried herbs

fresh herbs

medicinal herbs

tobacco

Flowers

dried flowers

edible flowers

fresh flowers

Fruits

apples

apricots

asian pears

avocados

bananas

blackberries

blueberries

boysenberries

cantaloupes

cherimoyas

cherries

cranberries

currants

dates

figs

grapefruits

grapes

guavas

kiwis

kumquats

lemons

limes

longan

lychee

mandarins

mangos

marionberries

melons

nectarines

olives

ollalieberries

oranges

papayas

passionfruit

peaches

pears

persimmons

plums

pomelos

prunes

quince

raisins

raspberries

rhubarb

strawberries

tangerines

tropicals

watermelons


Meats/Livestock beef

bison

chicken

duck

emu

fish / seafood

gamebird

geese

goat

jerky

lamb

ostrich

pork

rabbit

squab

turkey

veal

venison

Dairy/Eggs

butter

buttermilk

cheese

eggs

goat cheese

goat milk

goat yogurt

milk

raw milk

yogurt

Processed

baked goods

bath / body

bee pollen

beer

beeswax

bread

cider

coffee

dried fruits

flour

honey

maple syrup

molasses

pasta / soups

pet food

pickles

preserves

pressed oil

soap

sodas

syrup (non-maple)

teas

vinegar

wine

Fibers

alpaca

angora

cashmere

llama

mohair

wool

Specialty Products

christmas trees

christmas wreaths

compost / manure

earthworms

firewood

gourds

hay / straw

leather / sheepskins

luffa

lumber

plants (bedding, etc)

seeds

If you grow products that are not present in the above list, make sure that you mention them on you listing description (from the “General Profile” page). Having those products listed there will make your listing visible to people searching for them in our search engine.

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Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste

From:  http://www.localharvest.org/ark-of-taste.jsp

Slow Food’s Ark of Taste aims to rediscover and catalogue forgotten flavors by documenting excellent food products that are in danger of disappearing. Since the international initiative began in 1996, more than 800 products from over 50 countries have been added to the international Ark of Taste.

The Ark of Taste serves as a resource to those interested in reviving rare breeds and learning about endangered foods, with the goal of encouraging the continued production and consumption of these delicious foods. Ark of Taste nominations in the United States are reviewed by a committee of Slow Food USA members. Nominated foods are reviewed on an on-going basis. Click here to to learn about Ark of Taste products and the criteria for Ark of Taste product selection.

Although the Ark is first and foremost a catalogue of products, in order to help the public find these unique foods, Slow Food USA and LocalHarvest have teamed up to promote farmers who grow or make Ark foods. Producers may now self identify in their LocalHarvest listings which Ark products they grow and sell. Slow Food USA does not review the information found in the listings, so users may want to contact the farm to confirm that all information is current. The Ark of Taste designation is not an indicator of a specific production method, such as organic or grass-fed; that information is found in the Farming Practices section of each producer’s listing.

Ark of Taste Products

Grains/Cereals

Cheeses

Fruits

Herbs & Spices

Meat & Poultry

Meat & Poultry

Meat Products

Nuts

Pulses (beans, peas & lentils)

Fish & Shellfish

Vegetables

Wines & Vinegars

Prepared Foods

Beverages

Other