Slow Food USA Blog
Reflections, insights and news about the food movement and “going Slow”
The Importance of Diversity in a Food Movement
Jan. 13, 2017
As we move forward into the new year, unsure of the changes that may occur in the food policies of America, it is crucial we consider the importance of diversity in our movement.
Why We Should All Be Ethical Carnivores Now
Dec. 23, 2016
For over a year Louise Gray only ate animals she killed herself. She explains how the experience taught her to eat meat in a more respectful way.
Ranchers Stand with Standing Rock
Dec. 14, 2016
"It is only by the movement of millions that we will create a future where our children and many generations to come will have the privilege of drinking from streams and rivers of pure water, knowing that it was their relatives who made it all possible."—Doniga Markegard
Inspiration for Preserving Biodiversity from Terra Madre
Dec. 9, 2016
Jenna Mobley from Atlanta attended Terra Madre for the first time. She shares her experiences and knowledge in this post and brings them back with her to the Community Farmers Markets.
Reviving the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin
Nov. 17, 2016
Since the 1800s, the Long Island cheese pumpkin has been known for making the best pumpkin pies. But, with the modernization of food production in the mid-20th century, retailers sold fewer seeds of the Long Island cheese pumpkin, and it disappeared entirely from commercial seed catalogs in the 1970s. The Long Island Cheese Project, however, has fought long and hard to give this pumpkin the recognition it deserves. Read more about the pumpkin and a recent chef cook-off celebration.