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Must-Try Heritage Fruits from the Midwest

December 6, 2022 // Ark of Taste
By Makiah Josephson, Slow Food USA Communications Coordinator Did you know that there are more than 2,000 fruit varieties in North...

2022 Holiday Book Gift Guide

November 23, 2022 // Books
CURATED BY SLOW FOOD USA’S SLOW BOOKS TEAM Looking for books for the foodies on your list, or for yourself? Here are a small...

Slow Food Columbus Highlights Local Foods, Producers, and Chefs with Annual Event

November 21, 2022 // Chapter Highlight
By Makiah Josephson, Slow Food USA Communications Coordinator Slow Food Columbus hosted their fourteenth annual Shake the Hand that Feeds...

Celebrating Juneteenth with Farmer Chippy in Baltimore

October 24, 2022 // Chapter Highlight

Slow Food Baltimore’s second event of the year celebrating Juneteenth was held on June 18. They partnered with Farmer Chippy’s Plantation Park Heights Urban Farm, a black-owned urban farm in Baltimore. … The event was attended by over a hundred people, mostly from the Park Heights neighborhood, but folks from St. Vincent’s church and other Slow Food Baltimore friends also came out as well. It was a wildly terrific event!

2022 Bean Suppers from Slow Food USA

October 20, 2022 // Biodiversity

We’ve had an incredible year-long Plant a Seed campaign filled with planting, growing and eating beans — now it’s time to celebrate them together around a table! Our chapters are teaming up with chefs in their regions and are getting creative with how to celebrate and share the stories of the beans from the 2022 Plant A Seed kit in so many inspiring ways, from sit-down dinners to bean street fairs to bean soup fundraisers and more.

Embracing RegenerAction as a 200-member US delegation at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto

October 17, 2022 // Food Justice

On September 22-26, over 200 US-based delegates joined thousands of Slow Food enthusiasts from around the world for Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2022. Hugs, laughter, and joy represented the excitement and energy around gathering as an international movement for the first time in four years.

“Exploring Cultural Exchange” Story Series: When Food and People Come Together

October 12, 2022 // Food and Farming
Slow Food USA is proud to share five incredible multimedia stories from food connectors across the continent who are exploring cultural...

The Policy of Child Nutrition

October 6, 2022 // Food Justice

What’s the recipe for good, clean and fair food options in our nation’s schools? Learn from experts who are feeding students, researching policies, and implementing legislation to improve school nutrition programs.

Mutual-Aid Style Share a Seed Program Flourishes in DC

September 14, 2022 // Biodiversity

When the pandemic hit and seeds were scarce, Reana Kovalcik, Founder of Share a Seed and Slow Food Southeast Regional Councilor, worked with Slow Food USA to pilot a model for sharing seeds and growing resources at the community level. “Share a Seed is a mutual aid-style program,” Reana explained. “I wanted to find a way to democratize seed access, grow community, and redistribute resources at a time when scarcity was all around us. Mutual aid networks are a great way to do that kind of resource and skill-sharing without barriers to access.”

Eight Rare Foods We are Committed to Saving

September 14, 2022 // Ark of Taste
By Marina Stylianou, Slow Food USA Programs Intern The Ark of Taste is a living catalog of foods which are distinct, delicious and...

Beans: Delicious and NUTRITIOUS!

September 8, 2022 // Biodiversity

I am a PhD student researching beans, and I truly think beans are the perfect food. I have yet to meet a food that can check so many boxes: support thriving local food systems, advance sustainability goals and environmental health, culturally relevant to cuisines around the globe, incredibly versatile in the kitchen, delicious, and — of course — nutritious.