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About Slow Food NYC
What We Are
Slow Food NYC is the New York City chapter of Slow Food USA, a non-profit, member-supported organization dedicated to counteracting the industrialization of our food supply. We stand for a food system that is good, clean, and fare. One where food is honestly produced and culturally rooted. We believe food production should be sustainable and humane, producers should be compensated fairly, and all eaters should have access to this good, clean, fair food.
What We Do
We support those who contribute to a good, clean, and fair food system, both for-profit and not-for-profit. We do this through several means:
- We plan convivial, educational events where we learn about local artisans, farmers, food producers, purveyors, and others who are working to reclaim our food system.
- We recognize, support, and promote food producers, artisans, purveyors, chefs and restaurateurs who contribute meaningfully to the quality, authenticity, and sustainability of the food system that feeds New York City.
- We support other like-minded organizations working towards a good, clean, and fair food system by promoting, volunteering and donating.
Slow Food NYC sponsors Harvest Time programs of good food and nutrition education, including hands-on food preparation and communal dining, edible school gardens, and student operated farm stands offering local farm-fresh produce at three schools in East Harlem and Williamsburg, neighborhoods identified as food deserts by the City's Health Department with high rates of food related diseases like obesity and diabetes. We hope to expand the Harvest Time Program to other schools during 2009.
For more information about Slow Food NYC, our programs, and our calendar of upcoming events, please visit www.SlowFoodNYC.org.