By: Jamaal Simmons
Hundreds of people and several Columbia chefs gathered on Waley St. to give people a chance to try different types of food from meet and produce supplied by area farmers.
“Its good for the farmers that produce it and it's good for the environment.” said Slow Food Columbia employee Erin Eisele. Richland County farmers Amanda and Joe Jones say that people may not have heard of the animals that they breed but they love the way they taste. “We raise Saxony Duck, Buckeye Chicken, Sinkree Sheep, and American Guinea Hog. Did I miss anyone? Turkey … Narragansett Turkey for Thanksgiving.” said Amanda and Joe Jones. Amanda and Joe say that the chefs make their food taste good and they have top quality dishes. It's all about having pride in what you cook and that is what head chef at Motor Supply Company says you start with. “The more you take pride in it, the more your employees take pride of it, and the better your product is going to be,” said Wesley Fulmer. Fulmer says that he can't wait to see where the city's eco-conscious food scene goes from here.