Don’t miss the biggest gathering of Slow Food members and supporters coming this summer in Denver, Colorado – Slow Food Nations. Our chapter is proud to send 8 delegates (see below) to this premier food event. Several of our delegates will be presenters (see below) and our own Charity Kenyon has organized three panels, two workshops, and a dinner focused on food justice – drawing activists, chefs, and farmers from around the country. The Color of Farming is an example.
Slow Food Nations is a festival to taste and explore a world of good, clean and fair food for all. Inspired by Slow Food International’s biennial Terra Madre gathering in Turin, Italy, Slow Food Nations will combine the energy of a street food festival, rigor of an academic conference, and inspiration of a cultural exchange.
Entrance to the festival is free and includes a taste marketplace with 100 Slow Food producers, an outdoor culinary stage, gardening and cooking activities for kids and families, intimate talks, and many more events.
Ticketed events include dozens of interactive workshops, fun block parties, regional food and farm tours, roundtable discussions, and one-of-a-kind dinners throughout the weekend.
Slow Food Nations will reimagine the food festival and inspire individuals and communities to change the world through food that is good, clean and fair.
Slow Food Sacramento Delegates:
Mary Rousseve – Slow Food Sacramento President and food policy expert
Shelley Blanton-Stroud – Slow Food Sacramento Vice-President and food advocate
Charity Kenyon – Slow Food International Councilor, Slow Food California and co-owner Kingbird Farms; Chair Slow Food Nations Food Justice Working Group
Lisa Frank – Slow Beer and Slow Food Governor, Central Valley of California
Ed Roehr – Slow Food Chefs Alliance and owner of Magpie Café; Slow Food Nations presenter: Fair Food Field to Fork
Chanowk Yisrael – Slow Food Youth Network (joined by youth from the network) and founder of Yisrael Family Farms; Slow Food Nations presenter: Aligning the Good Food and Food Justice Movements.
Brenda Ruiz – School Garden Coalition, Slow Food California Policy Co-chair and chef/teacher; Slow Food Nations presenter: The Farm Bill and What You Can Do About It.
Kathleen Albiani – Slow Food Book Club and culinary instructor