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LOCAL CHAPTERS

We have over 150 Slow Food USA chapters all across the country taking action to create a food system that works for them and their community. Some chapters emphasize education and school garden programs or supporting farmers markets and CSAs, while others focus on partnerships with community groups or fighting for good food policies. Each chapter has unique strengths and character that comes from local members like YOU. 

When you join Slow Food USA, you become a member of one of our chapters. Local chapters and members engage with their local community to taste, celebrate and champion the foods and food traditions that are important to their regions. As a member of a local chapter, you will have the opportunity to engage with a vibrant local community of individuals who want to see a better food future and are eager to work together to build it. Simply select your preferred chapter when you become a member and get involved!

Good, clean, and fair food doesn’t look the same everywhere!

Slow Food San Francisco

“Slow Food San Francisco is committed to its diversity of people and environmental advocacy. In every event, partnership, and gathering we ask ourselves if this supports our values around equity.”

Slow Food Oahu

“Serving a dense urban population, Slow Food Oahu works to connect our community with its food sources in a variety of ways. We value the traditional resources our land and culture have long provided and support a “‘ono and pono” food system for our island community’s future.”

Slow Food Lake Tahoe

“Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s (SFLT) mission is to connect our community to the enjoyment of good, clean and fair food by inspiring a self-reliant food culture. We educate the community about growing, preparing and accessing local and sustainable food.”

Slow Food Central Iowa

Our lives are enriched by slowing down and enjoying life with family, friends, and like-minded folks here in Central Iowa. We work to spread food culture; to develop sensory and taste education; to protect biodiversity; and to promote quality in food, the environment, and society.”

Find a Local Chapter

 

 

Chapters by State

Arkansas
Slow Food Ozark

Arizona
Slow Food Southern Arizona
Slow Food Phoenix 
Slow Food Prescott

California
Slow Food California
Slow Food East Bay
Slow Food Lake Tahoe
Slow Food Los Angeles
Slow Food Mendocino County
Slow Food Napa Valley
Slow Food North Valley
Slow Food Orange County
Slow Food Russian River
Slow Food Sacramento
Slow Food San Benito Bounty
Slow Food San Francisco
Slow Food Santa Cruz
Slow Food San Diego Urban
Slow Food Shasta Cascade
Slow Food Solano
Slow Food Sonoma County North
Slow Food Sonoma Valley
Slow Food South Bay
Slow Food Ventura County
Slow Food Yolo

Colorado
Slow Food Boulder
Slow Food Denver
Slow Food Pikes Peak
Slow Food Western Slope

Florida
Slow Food First Coast
Slow Food Fort Myers (Southwest)
Slow Food Glades to Coast
Slow Food Gold and Treasure Coast
Slow Food Miami
Slow Food Orlando

Georgia
Slow Food Atlanta
Slow Food Coastal Georgia
Slow Food Greater Athens
Slow Food South Georgia

Hawaii
Slow Food O’Ahu
Slow Food Hawaii

Iowa
Slow Food Central Iowa
Slow Food Heartland

Illinois
Slow Food Chicago
Slow Food Springfield

Indiana
Slow Food Indianapolis
Slow Food North Central Indiana
Slow Food Wayne

Kentucky
Slow Food Bluegrass (Louisville)

Louisiana
Slow Food Baton Rouge
Slow Food New Orleans
Slow Food North Louisiana  

Massachusetts
Slow Food Boston
Slow Food Cape Cod

Maryland
Slow Food Baltimore

Michigan
Slow Food Central Upper Peninsula
Slow Food Detroit Central City
Slow Food Huron Valley
Slow Food Michigan State University
Slow Food West Michigan

Minnesota
Slow Food Minnesota Twin Cities

Missouri
Slow Food St. Louis
Slow Food Kansas City

North Carolina
Slow Food Asheville
Slow Food Charlotte

New Hampshire
Slow Food Seacoast

New Jersey
Slow Food Northern New Jersey

New Mexico
Slow Food ABQ
Slow Food Santa Fe 

New York
Slow Food Buffalo
Slow Food East End
Slow Food Hofstra University
Slow Food Hudson Valley
Slow Food Metro North 
Slow Food Mohawk Valley
Slow Food New York City
Slow Food New York State
Slow Food North Shore
Slow Food Saratoga Springs
Slow Food South Shore
Slow Food Syracuse University

 

Ohio
Slow Food Case Western Reserve U
Slow Food Cincinnati
Slow Food Cleveland
Slow Food Columbus

Oregon
Slow Food Corvallis
Slow Food Eugene
Slow Food Portland
Slow Food Wallowas

Pennsylvania
Slow Food Philadelphia
Slow Food Pittsburgh

South Carolina
Slow Food Charleston
Slow Food Columbia
Slow Food Upstate (Greenville)

Tennessee
Slow Food Middle Tennessee
Slow Food Tennessee Valley

Texas
Slow Food Austin
Slow Food Beaumont
Slow Food Dallas Fort Worth
Slow Food Houston

Utah
Slow Food Utah/Salt Lake City

Virginia
Slow Food Richmond

Vermont
Slow Food University of Vermont
Slow Food VT

Washington 
Slow Food Greater Olympia
Slow Food Land and Sea
Slow Food Okanogan

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Want to Start a Local Chapter?

Is your region missing a chapter? Gather some volunteers who are excited about good, clean, and fair food for all.

What Chapters do

Chapters host events

From workshops to film screenings, chapters use their creativity to put on many wonderful events that support the Slow Food movement. Some chapters like to host one large event while others prefer lots of small ones. Community groups may lend a hand or be invited to bring more voices to the table.

Check out upcoming network events on our event calendar or submit your own event!

Chapters support school gardens

Slow Food Columbus

“The Slow Food Columbus Low-Tunnel for Schools Program is designed for educators who are able to harvest food with students before the end of the school year. Slow Food Columbus received a grant from the EPA to help with cost to install twenty-two school gardens in the Columbus City Schools District. The Low-Tunnels for Schools Director worked with the CCS Curriculum Department to provide training, workshops, and lesson plans. Our partners, Franklin Park Conservatory and Franklin Soil & Water provided site visits to schools to plant cold-weather seeds with students. Due to the success of the program, Columbus City Schools hired a full time coordinator to facilitate the school garden program, nutrition education, and Farm-to-School.”

Slow Food Denver

“We developed the Cooking from the Garden After-School Enrichment Program, which provides an interactive and multi-faceted learning environment transforming children from passive food consumers to creators, and in so doing increase their health awareness. Children will discover their own taste preferences, learn to create dishes they enjoy, derive self-esteem and pride as they watch their plants grow, eat them and share them to with their community. This is a weekly after school program that promotes the use of your school garden by getting students to learn about planting, maintaining, and harvesting, and then using this food in relevant cooking classes. These curriculums are adapted from the Slow Food USA’s Slow Garden Curriculum, written by Denver local, Gigia Kolouch.”