What is Slow Food?

Who We Are

Founded in 1989, Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment.  To do this, Slow Food brings together pleasure and responsibility, and makes them inseparable.  A non-profit, member-supported organization, today Slow Food has over 100,000 members in 150 countries.

Through a vast volunteer network of local chapters, youth, and food communities, Slow Food USA links the pleasures of the table with a commitment to protect the community, culture, knowledge, and environment that make this pleasure possible.   Our mission as an international grassroots membership organization is good, clean and fair food for all.  It envelops a concept of living and eating in certain way, embraced by over 18,000 members throughout the U.S.

Slow Food DC

Slow Food DC represents the National Capital Region, including the District of Colombia, Virginia, and Maryland.  As a community we promote and celebrate local, seasonal, and sustainable food sources; work to preserve the culinary traditions of the region’s ethnically and culturally diverse populations; and support the right of all people to enjoy good, clean, fair food. We organize volunteer activities, dinners, tastings, tours, lectures, and community outreach events providing Slow Food DC members an opportunity to explore the richness of our region’s culinary heritage. It is our goal to connect eaters with the biodiverse and sustainable food producers, as well as increase public awareness of the slow food philosophy.

Our members and donors power this global movement, so consider supporting or joining Slow Food today!