Slow Food is a member supported and volunteer driven movement working against everything that Fast Food – and the ‘fast food’ lifestyle – represents. The roots of Slow Food are a fight for real food. For the right to know our food, to know our food producers, and to protect our cultural food traditions. A fight to have our food system be transparent and truthful. It is also about enjoyment, about doing the hard work and then celebrating the successes. Pleasure and responsibility are not opposites and we believe that some of the deepest pleasure comes from fulfilling the greatest responsibility.
We work to educate consumers about good quality, sustainable food through workshops, lectures, tours and meals, partnering with like-minded organizations to expand our reach to a diverse population. We gather people around the table to meet, share and discuss.
We encourage people to ‘practice’ Slow Food on their own. Connect face to face with producers, ask questions, gather with friends, grow food, cook food, EAT. Every day, you have the opportunity to make a statement about the food system you desire in this world. Make your choices with as much knowledge, care and love you can muster.