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By Amanda Grove

ADVANCING GOOD, CLEAN AND FAIR FOOD ON THE WEST COAST

AK, CA, OR, WA, HI

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 Pacific-adjacent chapters are committed to advancing food justice and biodiversity in cities large and small. Get connected to your nearest chapter!

Councilors

California: Ian McFaul (Bay Area + Northern California)
Hawaii: Laurie Carlson
Washington: Kim Abrams-Marshall

National councilor support: Shelu Patel
Email: regionalcouncilors@slowfoodusa.org

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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.

“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...

A food bank garden and community garden help alleviate food access issues in Lake Tahoe

August 25, 2022 // Chapter Highlight

The SFLT Food Bank Garden has grown exponentially each year; in 2021, they were able to feed over 75 locals each week with 388 pounds of culturally appropriate food for a predominantly Latinx recipient base, with the help of over 850+ volunteer hours. The garden also recently gained a full-time garden manager, which has been crucial to the current success of the garden. To fund these operations, SFLT has hosted several fundraisers, auctions, and applied for various local grants through community foundations.

Providing Culturally Appropriate Food for Communities in Sonoma County

August 11, 2022 // Biodiversity

Farm to Fight Hunger is a nonprofit organization that grows, harvests and delivers fresh, nutritious produce, free of charge, to those in California’s Sonoma County in need of healthy food. Eggs laid by happy, pastured hens are also donated to local food banks.

Remembering Slow Food leader Katherine Deumling

July 20, 2022 // Slow Food Leaders

It is with great sorrow that the Slow Food USA staff, current Board, and former Board members announce the passing of Katherine Deumling, one of the lions of our movement. She passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 12 in the company of her loving family.

In Northern California, a little seed library program expands access to growing food

May 19, 2022 // Biodiversity
By Michelle DiMuzio, Communications Coordinator When the pandemic broke out, the fragility of our supply chain was spotlighted, especially...

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