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Quail & Condor, Little Paradise Farm, Patisserie Angelica and more honored with 2021 Snail of Approval awards

Slow Food in Sonoma County, a joint project of two local Slow Food Chapters, Slow Food Sonoma County North and Slow Food Russian River, will be holding their 4th Annual Snail of Approval Awards on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sebastopol Grange (6000 Sebastopol Avenue, Sebastopol)

After a quiet year in 2020, 13 Sonoma County food related businesses were awarded the Snail of Approval in 2021. The Snail of Approval award is presented to exceptional businesses in Sonoma County that are working to make good, clean and fair food for all. This powerful award helps bring attention to food-related businesses that are excelling in sourcing, environmental impact, cultural connection, community involvement, staff support, and business values.

The businesses to be honored at the event include: 4th Street Social Club (has since closed), DMS Ranch, The Epicurean Connection, Farm to Fight Hunger, Geyserville Gun Club, Gradek Family Farm, Jackson Family Gardens, Little Paradise Farm, Patisserie Angelica, Quail & Condor Bakery, Relish Culinary Adventures, Tallgrass Ranch Olive Oil and SRJC Shone Farm.

To see a full list of awarded businesses, visit Slow Food in Sonoma County’s webpage at

Following the awards presentation, a reception with displays and tastes from our awardees will be presented. Bites and beverages will round out the evening. Tickets are on sale now through Eventbrite. The link is

In 2021 our local program expanded to join the Slow Food International program and is now listed on Slow Food USA’s national Snail of Approval directory. An interactive Snail of Approval map allows users to find businesses across the US that are embracing the Slow Food values.

Masks requested.

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