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Our Mission is to honor the guidelines set forth by Slow Food International, a robust, active, not-for-profit movement that protects taste, culture, and the environment as universal social values. This organization is dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of traditional and artisanal foods. Carlo Petrini founded Slow Food as a response to the opening of a McDonald’s in Rome’s historic Piazza Spagna in 1986. Since then, it has grown into a worldwide movement, active in 50 countries, and supported by a membership of 80,000.

Our Purpose in supporting Slow Food USA is to recognize the need to promote food traditions that are part of our cultural identity, be cautious caretakers of our land, and offer respect and support for local artisans who grow, produce, market, prepare, and serve wholesome foods.

We Also Support and Promote

  • Educational events and public outreach which encourages the enjoyment of pure foods that are local, seasonal, and organically grown
  • Protect biodiversity for today’s communities and future generations
  • Identification, promotion, and protection of economically and ecologically fragile animals, plants, fruits, and vegetables.


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