Slow Food 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.
Become a member of Slow Food Mohawk Valley USA - For just $25 - click here and begin enjoying your membership benefits today
Good, Clean and Fair
Good: The word good can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. For Slow Food, the idea of good means enjoying delicious food created with care from healthy plants and animals. The pleasures of good food can also help to build community and celebrate culture and regional diversity.
Clean: When we talk about clean food, we are talking about nutritious food that is as good for the planet as it is for our bodies. It is grown and harvested with methods that have a positive impact on our local ecosystems and promotes biodiversity.
Fair: We believe that food is a universal right. Food that is fair should be accessible to all, regardless of income, and produced by people who are treated with dignity and justly compensated for their labor.
Join Us Slow Food Mohawk Valley is shaped by your direct involvement. Slow Food USA offers many programs for chapters to apply at the local level. Plug in and make it happen: it starts with you.
The Slow Food USA Ark of Taste is a catalog of over 200 delicious foods in danger of extinction. By planting, promoting and eating Ark products we help ensure that they remain in production and on our plates.
Slow Food in Schools teaches youth about the values of eating locally, seasonally and sustainably through hands-on projects. Programs can range from after-school cooking classes to school activities to improve school lunches or establishing a school garden.
Slow Food on Campus is a network of Slow Food USA campus chapters that engage college students around food system and food justice issues. Start a chapter today!
1000 Gardens in Africa Slow Food is embarking on an ambitious project to create food gardens in every Terra Madre community across Africa. The challenge to create 1000 gardens in schools, villages and on the outskirts of cities was launched at the Terra Madre meeting last October.
Slow Food Mohawk Valley is raising funds to sponsor one or more gardens. (Gift certificates are available.)
Terra Madre USA is a network of over 7,000 food producers, cooks and educators from 150 countries united by a common goal of global sustainability in food systems.
For Slow Food International Programs, click here.
To learn about Slow Food Mohawk Valley, please contact either of the chapter leaders:
For more information about Slow Food USA, click here.
News and Events
Wandering Fork Series 2013
Wood-fired Mud-oven Pizza Party!
Saturday, July 20th, 4 - 8 p.m.
Rain Date: Sunday, July 21st, 4 - 8 p.m.
$20.00, limited to 20, reserved today!
Slow Food Member Debra Richardson will host the seasons first Wandering Fork Dinner at her home in Utica, New York.
Pizzas will be to your taste: a smorgasbord of toppings will allow you to create your own to-die-for pizza that you can bake yourself! Debra will share her experience building out the mud-oven from urbanite, friend's empty wine bottles, a lot of sand and stone, some straw and yes, mud. Lots of mud.
Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided along with all the makings for your pizzas as well as some extra side salads. You are welcome to bring your own spirits!
Limited to 20, with 8 advanced reservations already taken . . . contact Debra today at:
Half the proceeds go to our kitty to seed gardens both here in our region as well as Slow Food International's "1,000 Gardens in Africa".
Stay Tuned: More Forks to Come!
Want to host your own?
The Wandering Fork series is our chapters way of raising funds to support projects and programs that support the mission of good, clean, fair food. Our intention is to provide pleasure with food to do the dirty work of fundraising . . .