We believe that every one of us has a right to enjoy good, clean and fair food and that we can all be “food activists” in our everyday lives. You don’t have to attend meetings or sit in trees to claim a stake in the food system: food activists are people who cook, garden, share meals, meet their farmers and food producers, cooperate and invite new and old friends to come sit down at their table.
Slow Food is a grassroots non-profit supported by members who pay annual dues. You should become a Slow Food member for the same reason you would attend a march: because you believe in the cause.
There are 3 ways to become a Slow Food member:
Attend one of our many programs, or move one step up the ladder and help us out!
We are all volunteers, and though we’d like to do more, our time and resources are limited. Do you ideas for programs you think would help support the local food community? Join our planning committee and as a group we will bring them to fruition!
Some of our thoughts?
- Biweekly drinks and discussion at a bar serving good local beer
- A monthly picnic after the Saturday farmers’ market
- A workday at a community garden or with a program like City Slicker Farms or the People’s Grocery
- Visits to nearby farms
- Film screenings
- Neighborhood food, garden or foraging walks
- Cooking lessons
- Volunteer days
- Seed exchanges
- Teach-ins, talks and more