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Rocky Mountain / Southwest

By Nate Hovee



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 Rocky Mountain/Southwest chapters are committed to advancing food justice and biodiversity in cities large and small. Get connected to your nearest chapter!


Arizona: Molly Beverly
Nevada: Shirley Sandoval
New Mexico: Lissa Johnson
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.

Native Nutrition across Turtle Island

September 1, 2022 // Biodiversity

Root your approach to health and nutrition in Native American and Indigenous practices. Join us as we learn from three native nutrition experts and explore ways that food connects us to the land, to our ancestors, to our health, and to one another.

Hell’s Backbone Grill thrives through deep rootedness in sustainability and community

August 18, 2022 // Food and Farming

Hell’s Backbone Grill and Farm is a Snail of Approval winner located in Boulder, Utah, a remote 226-person town that’s a popular resting spot for hikers in the area and travelers from around the world. Back in 2000, chef-owners Jen Castle and Blake Spalding fell in love with this spot, an inholding in the newly established Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

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