THE FUTURE OF FOOD IS THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET

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.

WE BELIEVE FOOD SHOULD BE

GOOD

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

FAIR

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

CLEAN

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

FOR ALL

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

WHO WE ARE

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.

Slow Food Charleston
Slow Food Charleston posted 4 photos on Instagram — with Breanne Hendrix Kreitzer and Colleen Dempsey.1 week ago
Tiny Tastemakers making pasta for their lunch at camp today! Thanks to The Obstinate Daughter crew for sharing their skills with us 🐌🍝👦🏼🍅 at Charleston Pour House - we had so much fun!
Slow Food Charleston
Slow Food Charleston shared Holy City Sinner's post.1 month ago
Slow Food Charleston
Slow Food Charleston shared Garden & Gun Magazine's post.2 months ago
A great write up on these lesser utilized fish of the southern waterways. Jed Portman, your writing in support of good, clean, and fair food for all is appreciated, as always!
Slow Food Charleston
Slow Food Charleston shared Slow Food USA's photo.2 months ago
Join the movement today! 🌎🐌❤️
Slow Food Charleston
Slow Food Charleston3 months ago
Do you have your tickets yet for the 2nd Annual Snail Awards this coming Thursday, April 13?! Go to http://www.snailawardschs.com for ticket information! all thanks to @patrick_properties @cic_chas @limehouselocal @lowcountrylocal @oohevents @lecreuset @highwirechs @charlestonmag @tradesmanbrew @grassrootswine @curatedselections #eatlocalchs #holycityeats #chseats #snailofapproval #slowfood #slowfoodchs
Slow Food Charleston
Slow Food Charleston3 months ago
Do you have your tickets to next week's Snail Awards? Learn more about our programming and the upcoming event in this great piece by Charleston Magazine!
Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA7 hours ago
Alice Waters pens a letter to Amazon CEO in light of its recent Whole Foods acquisition: "You have an unprecedented opportunity to change our food system overnight."

You'll have plenty of opportunities to meet and hear Alice speak at Slow Food Nations, including the Gardens Galore panel where she'll join Ron Finley Project and Kimbal Musk to discuss the garden revolution and what they’re doing to get the rest of America to join them.

*Special thank you to our media sponsor, Civil Eats, for this content.*
Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA9 hours ago
An interesting read on raw cheese + biodiversity.

Speaking of cheese... Have you seen all of the amazing, hands-on cheese workshops taking place at Slow Food Nations in Denver next month? You can learn the art of natural cheesemaking, how to craft the perfect cheese board and even how to pair the complex tastes of whiskey & cheese together. See the full lineup here: https://slowfoodnations.org/event/
Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA1 day ago
*GIVEAWAY* We are giving away TWO tickets to EatDenver's The Big Eat!

To enter, like EatDenver & Slow Food USA, and comment below with the participating restaurant you are most excited to taste at The Big Eat! (check out the full list of participants at eatdenver.com/the-big-eat).

The winner will be notified on Monday, June 26! Good luck!
Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA1 day ago
Check out the best parties happening at Slow Food Nations! We're all about good, clean and fair food — and by good we mean mouth-watering, soul-filling, write-home-to-your-grandma good. These block parties are all-inclusive and social, delicious and educational. You’ll eat amazing food, yes, but you’ll also get to meet the chefs and the producers behind your food.
Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA1 day ago
David Shields has been the chairman of Slow Food’s Ark of Taste Committee for the South, and will be a participant in Slow Food Nations Festival in Denver this July 14-16. There he will talk about the heirloom grains which have been revived with the help of farmers and chefs.

He spoke with Heritage Radio Network's A Taste of of the Past about his work reviving many of the heirloom ingredients that made up the original flavors of southern cuisine.
Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA2 days ago
Slow Fish for the win!

Slow Food delivered this message to the UN: "the health of our ocean is intrinsically connected to our food system. And the food system is intrinsically connected to human rights, community empowerment, and the broader policies that affect our food producers."
Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA2 days ago
Looking for a food experience that won’t break the bank? Check out VISIT DENVER's Top 5 Reasons to Come to Slow Food Nations!

From July 14-16, 2017, Slow Food Nations is taking over downtown Denver to host a festival featuring world-class chefs, local flavors and fun activities for all ages. With an abundance of free and affordable events to choose from, get ready to taste and explore a world of good, clean, and fair food for all.
Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA2 days ago
Listen to Heritage Radio Network chat with Slow Food Nations participant, John Coykendall, a renowned heirloom seed saver, a classically trained artist, and Master Gardener at Blackberry Farm, one of America’s top resorts.

For nearly four decades, Coykendall’s passion has been preserving the farm heritage – the seeds and stories – of a small, farming culture in Southeastern Louisiana, and this work is the subject of a new documentary, Deeply Rooted, from Louisiana Public Broadcasting.

The documentary will be screening at Slow Food Nations in Denver this July. Tickets are available to the screening here: slowfoodnations.org/event/deeply-rooted/
Slow Food International
Slow Food International14 hours ago
Eating food grown locally supports your local economy, and reduces your impact on the environment. If we all stop buying out-of-season products imported across oceans, we can help reduce the impact of climate change. With US withdrawal from the Paris agreement, it’s more important than ever that we all do our part for the planet.

Thanks to Posterheroes, Plugcreativity & Ethan Engemann
Slow Food International
Slow Food International2 days ago
Various aromatic plants and herbs make it possible to avoid the use of pesticides: Nettles, for example, naturally ward off parasites, as do garlic, thyme, sage and coriander. Mint, planted close to tomatoes, protects them from parasites, while flax flowers keep potato beetles away from potatoes. #Stopglyphosate

We've reached 1 million signatures, but let's not stop now! Sign the Stop Glyphosate European Citizens’ Initiative
https://www.slowfood.com/what-we-do/themes/gmos/stop-glyphosate/
Slow Food International
Slow Food International2 days ago
Good news! Today, an attempt to block the full ban of neonicotinoids was voted down by the European parliament’s environment committee. The proposals of the European Commission to ban neonicotinoid pesticides will be voted by European governments (the date has yet to be confirmed). We call as of now on our governments to support the proposed ban to protect bees, so important to pollinate food crops, and the environment!
Slow Food International
Slow Food International2 days ago
Dominique Plédel Jónsson, President of Slow Food in Reykjavik: “Iceland has been a live laboratory for a strong survival of cultural heritage in food products and preparation. At the same time gastronomy was not an issue in a country where survival was an everyday fight against natural conditions – the first generations had to be inventive since no salt was available, nor wood fire hence ovens, plants and herbs were scarcely found and not to be relied upon."
Slow Food International
Slow Food International3 days ago
Generally speaking, discussions around healthy food systems and healthy oceans are kept separate. In the world of marine conservation, the seafood system is completely left out. So the fact that the UN was connecting these dots was in some ways a victory in itself.
Slow Food International
Slow Food International4 days ago
This significant and important event will also see the participation of the president and founder of Slow Food International, Carlo Petrini, and Slow Food International vice-president Alice Waters, who also represents the United States within the organization. #slowfoodusa #slowfoodnations
Slow Food International
Slow Food International4 days ago
Ladybirds, along with other beetles and spiders, can be a valid alternative to chemical pesticides because they feed on plant parasites. Plants that attract them include radishes, cauliflowers and broccoli. Planting your garden with these types of vegetables can encourage the presence of these beneficial insects. #stopglyphosate

We've reached 1 million signatures, but let's not stop now! Sign the “Stop Glyphosate” European Citizens’ Initiative
https://www.slowfood.com/what-we-do/themes/gmos/stop-glyphosate/
Slow Food International
Slow Food International4 days ago
Last March, the European Commission proposed a ban of three neonicotinoid pesticides and this week they will be voted in the European Parliament Committee on Environment and Public Health. Given the large amount of evidence on the risks of neonicotinoids, it is irresponsible to continue using them! European food systems do not need neonicotinoids: Agroecology can ensure good, clean and fair food for all!

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