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Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto 2014

October 23-27, 2014 in Turin, Italy

The 2014 edition of the international Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto world meeting of food communities, held in Turin, Italy, from October 23-27, will display the extraordinary diversity of food from around the world and unite small-scale farmers and artisans who follow the principles of good, clean and fair.

While Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto are open to the public, each country cultivates and sponsors a delegation that represents the diversity of its good, clean and fair food movement. Delegates are chosen for their ability to represent the breadth of the country’s food traditions and movement success stories as well as their capacity to take the new lessons, ideas and relationships back to the challenges still to be met at home.

The Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto experience is open to the public. For those not attending as delegates, tickets will be available in June 2014. For more information about Terra Madre please click here or email terramadre@slowfoodusa.org.

USA Delegation

Slow Food USA will have a 240-person delegation for Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto in 2014. Regional selection committees will help guide the selection of the majority of U.S. delegates.

This year, the theme of Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto is food diversity as an alternative to industrial agriculture, especially as expressed through Slow Food’s Ark of Taste and Presidia projects. The events also will closely coordinate with the International Year of the Family Farmer. The Slow Food USA delegation will also celebrate the immense human and cultural diversity present in the US. Thus farmers and producers of Ark of Taste products, as well as people of color, youth immigrants and native peoples, are especially encouraged to apply.

The benefits of being a delegate include free admission, housing, food, and ground transportation during the event, as well as an opportunity to showcase your work at Slow Food USA-sponsored booths and events. Individuals who are not delegates can attend by purchasing a ticket and arranging their own travel, housing, and food and are encouraged to attend workshops organized for the US delegation. Some support may be given to individuals who apply to be delegates yet are waitlisted.

For questions about the Slow Food USA delegate selection process please email Jovan Sage, Associate Director, Network Engagement at jovan@slowfoodusa.org.

USA Exhibitors

Salone del Gusto is a global showcase for traditional and innovative food producers. SFUSA will be working in close collaboration with Slow Food International to bring exhibitors from the U.S. to take part in this vibrant market place.

Exhibitors are more than sales people, they are ambassadors to the global community. We hope to bring together exhibitors who can represent and share the diversity and beauty of food in the U.S.

Small producers, women, people of color, and youths are strongly encouraged to apply as exhibitors. Special consideration will be given to producers working with family farmers or Ark of Taste foods. Exhibitors may apply to be delegates, and potential delegates are encouraged to consider showcasing their work as exhibitors.

The exhibition space will be organized by country. Within the U.S. area, there will be three types of spaces:

  • Individual: Intended for larger businesses that are able to fully stock and staff a booth on their own.
  • Collaborative: Smaller businesses will share a booth. Ideally these producers will come from a similar geographic region and work together in advance of, during and even after the event. Groups may be arranged directly between businesses, or coordinated through SFUSA.
  • Micro-producers: Intended for formal or informal food producers with limited production. Micro-producers will be able to book a slot of several hours on one or more days in order to sample out and/or sell their product. (Note that any product offered for sale is subject to all import laws and taxes.)

Check out the Exhibitors FAQ for details what kind of product is allowed, pricing, and more.

For further information email Megan Larmer, Manager of Biodiversity at megan@slowfoodusa.org.

Application

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Become a Sponsor

We are actively seeking corporate, foundation and individual sponsors and partners for Terra Madre 2014. If you would like to become a sponsor of the event, please contact us at terramadre@slowfoodusa.org.

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