What is Slow Food?
Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.
Become a Part of the Slow Food movement in the U.S.
We invite you to join the Slow Food movement! Across the nation, and across the world, Slow Food is working hard to preserve and protect local foods and food traditions. More than 80,000 members in over 130 countries across the world have become co-producers, not consumers, because by being informed about how our food is produced and actively supporting those who produce it, we become a partner in the production process. In the US, we have almost 16,000 members across the country who are part of chapters called convivia that plan events and programs in communities such as ours here in Seattle. We urge you to visit www.slowfoodusa.org to learn more about becoming a member.
Slow Food USA Mission
Slow Food USA seeks to create dramatic and lasting change in the food system. We reconnect Americans with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food. We seek to inspire a transformation in food policy, production practices and market forces so that they ensure equity, sustainability and pleasure in the food we eat.
What’s Going on in Seattle?
Whether it’s participating in local Slow Food events, meeting conscientious farm and artisan producers at Seattle area farmers markets, or savoring restaurant cuisine featuring the region’s vibrant produce, the Puget Sound offers many wonderful and delicious opportunities to support and enjoy good, clean and fair food.
Established in 2001, Slow Food Seattle is the largest of twelve chapters in Washington state with roughly 300 memberships. Local chapters of Slow Food USA, like Slow Food Seattle, are 100% volunteer run. There is no office or paid staff–only our Board of Directors meets monthly for chapter planning and steering. Volunteers in large and small chapters across the country carry out the Slow Food USA mission in their own communities. Slow Food Seattle offer educational events and activities to promote sustainability and biodiversity and connect farmers, cooks, educators, students and everyone else who cares about their food and the environment. We also host the best potlucks!
Slow Food Seattle’s mission is to share the pleasures of the table through experiences that heighten awareness of artisanal and sustainable foods of our region and the world.
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2013-2014 Board of Director information will be posted soon!
2012 Board of Directors:
- Philip Lee, Co-Chair
- Renai Mielke, Treasurer
- Julia Wayne, Secretary
- Gerry Warren, Co-Chair, Regional Governor WA/AK
- Grace Doyle
- Kathy Egawa
- Jennifer Johnson
- Robin Leventhal
- Anna Li
- Melissa Peterman
- Rob Salvino
Slow Food Seattle Advisory Board: