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Native Sun earns ‘Snail of Approval’ award

Native Sun, a natural food store, recently received a Snail of Approval from Slow Food Firstsnail approval Coast. This award is given to restaurants, bars, food and beverage artisans, and retailers to recognize their contributions to the quality, authenticity, and sustainability of the food supply of the First Coast region of Florida.

Marcia MacPherson of SFFC said, “Slow Food First Coast congratulates Native Sun for its support of local food producers and its role in promoting a good, clean, and fair food supply on the First Coast.  We are impressed the store employees’ knowledge about where and how their food is raised, and we are happy to award the Snail of Approval emblem and add Native Sun to our Snail of Approval directory.”

SFFC added that Native Sun’s Owner Aaron Gottlieb’s “energy, enthusiasm, and passion for what he wants for his store, and his community is contagious.” They applauded Native Sun for selling only organic produce, using local, seasonal and organic produce in their prepared foods, selling local, grass-fed meat and cheese, and offering “day boat” caught local & sustainable fish.

SFFC is a local chapter of Slow Food USA, a 501(c)3 organization that seeks to create dramatic and lasting change in the food system; reconnect Americans with the people, traditions, plants and animals that produce our food; and inspire a transformation in food policy, production practices and market forces to ensure equity, sustainability and pleasure in the food we eat.

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