We preserve and share local foods and food cultures. We defend and advocate policies that promote holistic alternatives to the industrial system. Through tastings, workshops and social opportunities, we explore and celebrate the Slow life.
We develop leaders in communities who model joy and justice. We champion local, culturally significant heritage foods, customs and recipes – and bring these experiences into farms, markets, restaurants and homes. We teach the next generation how to grow, prepare and share food responsibly.
Conviviality is central to our mission. We are a global community, connecting people to the land and to each other through local projects, educational events, and shared meals. We become catalysts for change by sharing the joy of Slow Food and prioritizing wholesome living over convenience.
These interconnected principles drive our key program areas:
Slow Food Upstate Snail Blazer Award
Nomination details here.
Membership matters! Slow Food members are the lifeblood of this organization, providing the necessary financial support to power the global movement, the devotion to living Slow and making “good, clean and fair food for all” a reality.
As a member, you choose your local chapter, Slow Food Upstate.
When you choose the Upstate as your local chapter, we offer such benefits as:
Dr. Beth Kunkel, Chapter Leader
Linda Lee, Co-Chair
Joe Augello , Treasurer
Lil Glenn, Secretary
Dr. Nancy Walker
Anna Kate Hipp