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  -  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. 

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

Come to a public lecture featuring
Mark and Kristin Kimball
of Essex Farm (located near Lake Champlain in the Adirondacks)

March 10, at 7:30 pm,
in the Kennedy Auditorium,
Science Building, Hamilton College
Kristin Kimball is the author
of “The Dirty Life”
For more information on Essex Farm
and its mission,

For info on "The Dirty Life",

Slow Food Worldwide

A network of 100,000 members in over 150 countries – grouped in 1,500 local chapters called convivia – develops activities, projects and events at a local, regional and global level. These currently include:

  • More than 5000 Slow Food initiatives each year

  • Over 10,000 small producers involved in more than 400 Presidia projects

  • Over 1000 products at risk of extinction promoted through the Ark of Taste catalog

  • 1,300 food education activities and 350 school gardens in 100 countries

  • Terra Madre network activities which involve 2,000 food communities, 1,000 cooks, 500 academics and 1,000 young activists