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Midwest

By Mark Stebnicki

ADVANCING FOOD JUSTICE IN AMERICA'S HEARTLAND

IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, OK, OH, WI

We have over 80 Slow Food USA chapters all across the country taking action to create a food system that works for them and their community. Our Midwest chapters are committed to advancing food justice and biodiversity in cities large and small. Get connected to your nearest chapter!

Councilors

Illinois: Katie Johnson
Michigan: Kim Bayer
Missouri: Brian Pelletier
Ohio: Cynthia Walters
Email: regionalcouncilors@slowfoodusa.org

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Your Five Favorite Slow Food Stories from 2022

December 28, 2022 // Stories
As we close out 2022 and look ahead to the new year, here are the five most viewed stories from Slow Food USA’s team of writers and...

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...

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...

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.

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.