Slow Food NYC is the New York City chapter of Slow Food, a non-profit, member-supported organization founded in 1989 to counteract the culture of fast food. Slow Food stands against the disappearance of local food traditions and people's dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.
Simply put, we are the members of Slow Food who live in and around New York City. We, the members of Slow Food NYC, designate a steering committee of twelve members to represent us, and to run the chapter's events and affairs. Slow Food NYC is entirely organized and run by volunteers, drawing talent, expertise, and ambition from our members and friends around the city.
SFNYC supports the mission of Slow Food, working closely with Slow Food USA, the national association headquartered in Brooklyn.
Slow Food NYC works to create a food system based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice — in essence, a food system that is good, clean and fair. We seek to move our culture away from the destructive effects of an industrial food system and towards the cultural, social and economic benefits of a sustainable food system, regional food traditions, and the pleasures of the table.
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 work with local schools, supporting programs that educate kids about good food and develop healthy eating habits.
- We plan educational and convivial events of eating, drinking, and socializing, where we learn to reclaim and evangelize the joys of the convivial table, and educate our taste.
- We recognize 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 partnering, promoting, volunteering and donating.
Please visit the following for more information:
School garden program, Urban Harvest
Restaurant listing, Snail of Approval
Farm/Producer group, Producer Matrix
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