What You Can Do
Welcome to the Table!
We inspire individuals and communities to change the world through food that is good, clean and fair for all.
Join us to protect and celebrate the pleasures of a shared meal, the labor of local farmers and ranchers, the heritage of food traditions, and the joy of a delicious and healthy life. Read all about Slow Food USA.
Become a Member
Join Slow Food and the global movement for good, clean and fair food for all. By becoming a member, you'll receive our biannual magazine Slow, participate in national and local campaigns, connect with other people who care about food, and receive special invitations to events. Join now.
Get Involved Locally
Local chapters and school gardens are the heart of the Slow Food movement. With more than 150 chapters and 1050 school gardens across the country, it's easy to connect with your local community to support farmers markets and CSAs, create school and community gardens, or taste and champion the foods and food traditions in your region. Find your local chapter or local garden today!
Support Slow Food
Slow Food USA relies on donors to introduce and sustain exciting programs: More school gardens. Slow meat. Family-style community suppers. Stronger local food culture. The Ark of Taste for biodiversity. Make a gift!
Go Slow with Us
Go Slow in Your Life
1. Buy whole ingredients. Cook them. Eat them.
2. Avoid processed stuff with long ingredient lists. Eat real food.
3. Grow some of your own food. Start in your backyard, community garden or windowsill.
4. If you eat meat, choose grass-fed and if you eat poultry, choose free-range.
5. Whenever possible, know the story behind the food you buy.
Go Slow in Your Community
1. Cook and eat with others – not just family and friends. Bring new people and perspectives to the table.
2. Join a community garden, volunteer in a local school garden, and grow food with others.
3. Connect with your local Slow Food chapter for events and community projects.
4. Shake the hand that feeds you. Meet the people who grow your food. Shop at a farmers market, visit a farm or buy shares from a farm that offers a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
5. Learn about your local or regional food history and cultural dishes.