Stories from a Slow Food Nation
There is a family recipe, heirloom seed, deeply rooted tradition, or responsible business for every fast food franchise in this country. We are not a fast food nation. We are putting gardens in schools and saving ancient foods from extinction. We are not frozen hamburger patties and super-sized sodas. We are Manoomin wild rice and Tupelo Honey. We are a Slow Food nation.
This is a collection of stories told by people in this country who keep food and farming strong.
These stories share deep knowledge meant to inspire others to celebrate or create their own food culture. They feature everyday people keeping traditions alive in their kitchens and backyards, in their raised beds and invoice sheets. They encourage more people to go slow, and spark conversations about the rich diversity that persists despite the inclinations of the industrial food system.
We must closely protect our ability to tell our stories. You have one to tell, and you’ll find that sharing it helps us all see that we are indeed a Slow Food nation; one that values good, clean and fair food for all, for today and for future generations.
Slow Food USA
Imagine a world where the food we eat is good for us, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet. Slow Food USA is building that world by bringing people together through the common language of food. Through local projects, educational events and campaigns in 150 countries, Slow Food volunteers are promoting environmentally friendly food production, teaching children how to grow and prepare their food, and working to make real food accessible to all. Join the global grassroots movement today to fight for the future of our food. Visit www.slowfoodusa.org.