Slow Food Sacramento: Our Mission
Slow Food Sacramento is a local chapter of an international organization that advocates for good, clean, and fair food for all. Slow Food Sacramento is one of more than 200 chapters of Slow Food USA. We are an active chapter that hosts a wide range of educational and convivial events throughout the year to introduce you to the producers and creators of some of the region’s outstanding foods, farms, and restaurants. You’ll meet the leaders who champion locally and sustainably produced vegetables, fruits, wines, meats, and cheeses. You’ll become part of a network to improve access to good, clean, and fair food for all in the Sacramento region. Membership in Slow Food USA automatically makes you a member of Slow Food Sacramento.
Our Chapter Advisory Board and Events Committee are made up of volunteers with wide-ranging experience, expertise, and interest in the Slow Food mission to promote good, clean, fair food for all. Our events are a mix of low cost educational events and higher-end seasonal dining opportunities. We have one fundraiser annually for our partners in the local food movement. We welcome new volunteers and ideas!
Check out year-round Menu of Offerings and projects for ways to participate in the food movement with Slow Food Sacramento.
National and International Slow Food
Slow Food is an international organization, founded in Italy 1989, whose aim is to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life. Through a variety of initiatives it promotes gastronomic culture, develops taste education, conserves agricultural biodiversity and protects traditional foods at risk of extinction.
Slow Food involves over a million people dedicated to and passionate about good, clean and fair food for all. This includes chefs, youth, activists, farmers, fishers, experts and academics in over 158 countries; a network of around 100,000 Slow Food members linked to 1,500 local chapters worldwide (known as convivia), contributing through their membership fee, as well as the events and campaigns they organize; and over 2,500 Terra Madre food communities who practice small-scale and sustainable production of quality food around the world. (Source: Slow Food USA).
Join Slow Food Sacramento to eat and learn locally with a global impact
Slow Food Sacramento is an integral part of Slow Food California, which coordinates statewide events and projects. We are in turn part of the Pacific Region of Slow Food USA, which encompasses all states bordering the Pacific; including Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California, making up roughly half the Slow Food USA members and chapters. When you join Slow Food Sacramento, you become part of this international grassroots network. Eating and learning locally with global impact.