Slow Food Upstate

Supporting Good, Clean and Fair Food

Slow Food Upstate Taste Education for Kids

Taste education plays a major role in Slow Food Upstate's Education for Children.

See how we do it on this video.

Slow Food in the Classroom

 Meet Daniel Parson's as he talks about farming to children...

Slow Food Education Manual

By understanding where our food comes from, how it was produced and by whom, adults and children can learn how to combine pleasure and responsibility in daily choices and appreciate the cultural and social importance of food. Our education projects differ from most food education as they are based on the idea that food means pleasure, culture and conviviality.

 A guide for children to learn about sensory perception.

Special thanks to euphoria Greenville, Food and Wine event and the LBDG Charity as well as donations from the Don and Zelma Waggoner Foundation for supporting Slow Food Upstate Children's programs.

Ever thought about a career in the world of food? check out these opportunities in video!

 What is it like to be a restaurant owner? Meet Carl Sobocinski, owner of TABLE 301 Restaurants in the Upstate of SC

 What is it like to work in the kitchen?  Meet Rodney Freidank, Chef with TABLE 301 Restaurants.

What is it like to work with a non-profit food organization? Meet Paolo DiCroce of Slow Food International and Richard McCarthy of Slow Food USA. 

What is it like to be an organic farmer? Meet Daniel Parson. 

What do you believe is important about food production?  Here's some thoughts from Slow Food Members.

Special thanks to Euphoria Greenville, the Waggoner Foundation, and Jeff Sumerel for making our video project possible. 


Slow Food for Children

Connecting young people with their food is the most important step we can take to ensure a future full of good, clean, and fair food. Slow Food nurtures this future through our Slow Food in Schools program. Working with our chapters across the country, our Garden to Table projects provide meaningful, hands-on food experiences and education to K-12 students.

Current projects for children are incorporated on the CFSA Farm Tour in June, the Earth Market, all summer sessions, and other special dates annouced on our calendar.


Slow Food Upstate Grants are made available to schools and teachers and educators.

Contact us for information or view our Grants page.

Teachers Resources

Slow Food Upstate is currently working on a project just for teachers and community educators in Taste Education.

Click here for resources from Slow Food USA and others.

Slow Food Upstate offers some great ideas for young people who want to have a career in sustainable foodways...

See what a local chef, Rodney Friedank has to say about being a chef.

 Teacher Resources from the Lexicon of Sustainability here.


Slow Food Upstate at your School

Please contact us for availability to bring a Slow Food Day to your school.

We have educational programs in taste education, school gardens, cooking, and more.

Contact for information.

School Garden Manual and Guide from Slow Food USA

Dig In... The New Slow Food USA
School Garden Manual

By Slow Food USA

Every child deserves to grow up knowing where food comes from, how to grow it, cook it and share it, and how to be healthy. And now, thanks to the hard work of Andrew Nowak and his team of volunteer Slow Food leaders and garden coordinators across the country, our new School Garden Manual starting one at your local school can be easier than ever.

Read more here.

Get Slow Food USA’s Good, Clean and Fair School Garden Curriculum here.


The Future of Agriculture Room

Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina re-opened spring of 2013 in Pendleton, SC with an amazing display of the History of Agriculture in the State of SC

Slow Food Upstate sponsors the Future of Agriculture Room with fun learning for children.

Contact Les McCall for more information.