Slow Meat 2 looks to educate Hoosiers in the art of ethical & sustainable meat 

Eat locally-sourced meat and mingle with the minds and hands behind it all

Slow Meat is a simple mantra:
Eat better meat - but eat less.
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On Tuesday, May 10, the people behind Slow Food Indy are putting on their second annual Slow Meat event at Flat 12 Bierwerks. The event brings the Indianapolis community face-to-face with local sustainable meat producers with the goal to educate them on the impact of the meat industry. They shed light on how important it is to look at meat as a luxury and to demand sustainable and ethical practices to be utilized in the meat industry. 

For example, a fact that most of us would never even consider, and a number that is hard to fathom, comes from a study done by the Physician's Committee for Responsible  Medicine, " The Standard American Diet requires 4,200 gallons—191 kiddie pools’ worth—of water per day." That's per person. Obviously we're not drinking that much water, it is due to the fact that, "It takes nearly 420 gallons of water to produce one pound of chicken."

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  • Eat better meat, and less of it.
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This is just one of the many facts that Slow Meat is trying to bring to light for Hoosiers, and meat-eaters across the country. On Tuesday, event-goers will get the opportunity to hear the stories and thoughts of farmers from Becker Farms, Fischer Farms, and Hawkins Family Farm

Don't worry it won't just be a night of conversation. Starting at 6:30 p.m. you will have the opportunity to do tours of Smoking Goose, including a sample of charcuterie (cured meat is the best). Plus, three local chefs including Chris Benedyk from Love HandleGeorge Turkette from Vida, and Erin Till of Clustertruck will be preparing fresh, local dishes using meat from the farms that are present at the event. 

Oh, a beer will be available for purchase since it's at Flat 12. 

So, come out for a night of connecting with and gaining a better understanding of where your food comes from and why it's important to be mindful of sustainability and the ethical treatment of animals. You'll leave knowing that slow meat is the only way to eat.

Get your tickets here

Slow Meat 2
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Flat 12 Bierwerks, 414 Norman St., 317-635-2337,

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Cavan McGinsie

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