If you care about local farmers, ranchers, fishers, animal welfare, the joy of a shared meal, preserving food culture, protecting the environment or avoiding GMOs

We have a place for you at our table.



Our food should be tasty, seasonal, local, fresh and wholesome.


Our food should be affordable, while respecting the dignity of labor from field to fork.


Our food should nourish a healthful lifestyle and be produced in ways that preserve biodiversity, sustain the environment and ensure animal welfare.


Good, clean and fair food should be accessible to all and celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions and nations that reside in the USA.


Slow Food Charleston is part of the global Slow Food network of over 100,000 members in more than 150 countries. Our mission as an international grassroots membership organization, and 501(c)3, is Good, Clean, and Fair food for all.

A better, cleaner and more fair world begins with what we put on our plates – and our daily choices determine the future of the environment, economy and society.

Through a vast volunteer network of local chapters, youth and food communities, we link the pleasures of the table with a commitment to protect the community, culture, knowledge and environment that make this pleasure possible.

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Slow Food Charleston updated their cover photo.1 month ago
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Slow Food Charleston shared Slow Food USA's video.1 month ago
Today is Terra Madre Day! Sign the Slow Food Manifesto and commit to Good, Clean, and Fair Food for All.
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Slow Food USA
Thirty years ago, a large group of Italians gathered in Rome for a protest. The cause back then? McDonald's was opening a franchise at the base of the iconic Spanish Steps. But instead of waving signs and yelling, they brought in a big bowl of penne pasta and shared it with the crowd that gathered, chanting: “We don’t want fast food, we want Slow Food.” That gathering was the birth of the Slow Food movement. Three years later, the Slow Food Manifesto was written and signed by delegates from 15 countries on December 10. Listen to our members read the Manifesto, then go sign it yourself:
Slow Food Charleston
Slow Food Charleston2 months ago
Are you a local Slow Food champion who wants to get involved with Slow Food Nations? From exhibitor booths to the Ark of Taste installation, and the delegate experience to being a Slow Food ambassador, share your ideas and how you'd like to engage by December 31, 2016:
Slow Food Charleston
Slow Food Charleston shared Slow Food USA's photo.2 months ago
Happy Giving Tuesday! Make today the day that you officially join the Slow Food movement.
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Slow Food Charleston shared Slow Food USA's photo.2 months ago
Today is Giving Tuesday! Give what you can today and become a member, or give a gift of membership, to Slow Food USA. #preservethepast #defendthefuture #lovetheearth
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Slow Food USA6 hours ago
Dear Michelle Obama,

Eight years ago, the country was in a crisis of increasing proportions and waistline girth that threatened the future lifespans of our children and added billions of dollars to the national healthcare bill. The future of our children was being threatened by poor choices in the food we eat, in the way we spend our free time, and how we use our valuable resources. The country was in need of a leader that could motivate us to get up and be more active in advocating for better choices. You stepped up to be the national spokesperson for a healthier lifestyle.

Mrs. Obama, from your kitchen garden rising from the manicured expanse of the South Lawn, you have led us as a nation to a healthier lifestyle. We were amazed and delighted to see rows of fruits and vegetables growing in back of The White House, beehives nestled among trees and bushes, and a compost pile showing everyone the circle of life in a garden. You invited groups of school children to experience the origins of healthy food and to learn that growing your own food can be achieved by anyone.

Your path for a healthier America has led from the White House gardens to our nation’s schools and daycare centers, where Let's Move programs have transformed the food and fitness culture for all students. Over 7,000 school gardens allow thousands of students to experience the joys of growing food. When it is time for lunch, students are finding salad bars in the cafeteria full of exciting fresh fruits and vegetables as a result of Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools. School meals have undergone nutritional improvements thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. And once outside for recess or gym class, your programs have pushed for at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day as a standard. Obesity rates are starting to level off and are even decreasing at some young ages.

As we have traveled on this path to a healthier future together, you have shown us that leadership can be strong and forceful, yet graceful. You were joyous and playful while connecting with people of all ages and backgrounds. It is difficult to fathom that eight years at the White House is almost over. We have been truly inspired by your leadership for a healthier America, especially for the youth that will soon become the next generation of leaders. Your legacy will be marked by a reverse in the trends of obesity and a generation of healthy food advocates that will lead this nation on a pathway of lifelong healthy choices.

With the greatest respect and admiration,
Slow Food USA

#MichelleObama #WhiteHouseGardens #obesity #slowfood #youthgardens #foodadvocacy #thenation #healthychoices #schoollunch #LettertoMichelle
Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA2 days ago
The Ark of Taste is a tool for #farmers, #ranchers, #fishers, #chefs, #grocers, #educators and #consumers to seek out and celebrate our country's diverse biological, cultural and culinary heritage. Nominate a product today: #diversity #biodiversity #foodculture #arkoftaste
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Slow Food USA shared a link.3 days ago
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Slow Food USA5 days ago
Join the #conversation! Slow Food followers who would you like to see as the next Secretary of Agriculture? #agriculture #Trump #nextsecretary Food Tank: The Food Think Tank #futureoffood
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Slow Food USA6 days ago
Only the unity of people of all walks of life, #races, #socioeconomic classes, and #religious groups can create an impact that will shake Americans and our food system. #diversity #movement #NewYear #moveforward Howard Conyers #slowfoodchapters #slowfood #fairfood #farmers #chefs #community #defendthefuture #foodsystem
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Slow Food USA1 week ago
With #ArkofTaste #rawmilkcheese work beginning to heat up (warm but not quite at boiling), this wonderful podcast by Dan Saladino is worth a listen.
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Slow Food USA2 weeks ago
Be part of the annual celebration of America's top food crafters. Join us at the Good Food Awards. A unique ceremony with keynote speaker #WinonaLaDuke; Master of Ceremonies #SamMogannam and honorary hosts #AliceWaters and #NellNewman. Buy your tickets here: #goodfoodawards #slowfood #foodevent #California #goodfood
Slow Food International
Slow Food International4 hours ago
The concentration of wealth in ever fewer hands is out of control, and it's inextricably linked to the greatest problems we face: poverty, climate change, the migration crisis, food security, and more. We can't go on like this, and the world's leaders know it.
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Slow Food International7 hours ago
Slow Food condemns in the strongest possible terms the murder of yet another environmental activist, this time in Mexico. Isidro Baldenegro López was a tireless champion of land rights and had been fighting against illegal logging for decades, receiving the Goldman prize in 2005. Slow Food expresses its condolences to Isidro's family, friends and community, and stands firmly with all activists in the country who refuse to be intimidated by violence and continue to defend their lands.

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Slow Food International10 hours ago
The community of Muisne, a small coastal town in Ecuador, is organizing to resist a blatant attempt at land grabbing following the earthquake of April 2016. The town is built on a mangrove, and was originally established by escaped slaves, whose descendants refuse to give up their independence.

Read more here:
Slow Food International
MUISNE we're staying Biejo Lucho
After the earthquake April 7, 2016, a mute and silent plot of eviction, displacement and dispossession of the island of Muisne, has been weaving the government of…
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Slow Food International1 day ago
France is taking a step in the right direction, making it compulsory for labels on meat and dairy products to indicate the country of origin - even for processed foods! We need other countries to follow suit (case in point: Italy) to increase consumer awareness around the world.
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Slow Food International2 days ago
One thing's for sure: we need to change course. So next time you're tempted to buy some multinational-produced canned tuna in the supermarket, ask yourself: which food system do you want to support? There are other options: choose Slow Fish!

Thanks to:
Slow Food International
Slow Food International3 days ago
What's the link between your shower gel and your sushi? Microbeads. These tiny plastic particles found in a lot of cosmetics pollute our oceans and when we eat fish, ourselves. Say no to microbeads! We need a total worldwide ban.

Read more:
Beat the Microbead



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