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Who is Slow Food?

Slow Food USA is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic, member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions, and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes, and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. To do that, Slow Food brings together pleasure and responsibility, and makes them inseparable.

The members of Slow Food Santa Cruz are a diverse group of food enthusiasts with a curiosity about food traditions, heritage, and local artisanal products.  To become a member of our convivium, please go to the website of Slow Food USA and sign up for membership there. Slow Food USA will notify us of your membership, but to be sure we include you in our programs as soon as possible, you may also contact us directly.

 

Slow Food Santa Cruz Mission

Slow Food Santa Cruz is a chapter of Slow Food USA. Our chapter strives to bring Slow Food’s mission to life in Santa Cruz County. We value accessibility and relevance to our entire community, and we encourage conscientious consumption and sustainable innovation in our food system. Click for our local chapter bylaws.

Slow Food USA Vision

Food is a common language and a universal right. Slow Food USA envisions a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it, and good for the planet.

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 work 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. Today, we have over 100,000 members in 132 countries.

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