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By Samad Ismayilov


AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

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


Washington, D.C. + Maryland: Reana Kovalcik
Virginia: John Haddad
Kentucky: Jim Embry
Florida: Richard Stepp
Email: regionalcouncilors@slowfoodusa.org


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Meet Atlanta’s 12 Snail of Approval restaurants

March 30, 2023 // Chapter Highlight
By Makiah Josephson, Slow Food USA Communications Coordinator Last month, Slow Food Atlanta became the newest member of Slow Food USA’s...

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...

Celebrating Juneteenth with Farmer Chippy in Baltimore

October 24, 2022 // AR22 2

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.

“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...

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.”

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