Slow Food Upstate

Supporting Good, Clean and Fair Food

What We Do


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:

Biodiversity and the Ark of Taste

The Earth Market Greenville

Convening and Events

Children and Food

Slow Food Upstate Micro-Grants

Slow Food Upstate Snail Blazer Award

Nomination details here.

 Southeastern Regional Raw Milk Campaign