About Slow Food Detroit Central City

Our mission is to work with the people of Detroit to help facilitate exposure to the rich traditions around and varieties of food and preparation methods. We want to lift up the importance of food in family, culture, community, conviviality, health and well-being. We want to connect Detroit with the values, campaigns and activities of Slow Food. And, to let the world know about what is happening in and should be celebrated about Detroit!

Contact Slow Food Detroit Central City at detroitcentralcitymi@slowfoodusa.org

About Slow Food USA

The future of food is the future of the planet.

A better, cleaner and fairer world begins with what we put on our plates – and our daily choices determine the future of the environment, economy and society.

If you care about local farmers, ranchers, fishers; animal welfare; the joy of a shared meal; preserving food culture; protecting the environment or avoiding GMOs, we have a place for you at our table.

Who We Are

Slow Food USA is part of the global Slow Food network of over 100,000 members in more than 150 countries. Through a vast volunteer network of local chapters, youth and food communities, we link 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.

Good

Our food should be tasty, seasonal, local, fresh and wholesome.

Clean

Our food should nourish a healthful lifestyle and be produced in ways that preserve biodiversity, sustain the environment and ensure animal welfare – without harming human health.

Fair

Our food should be affordable by all, while respecting the dignity of labor from field to fork.

For All

Good, clean and fair food should be accessible to all and celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions and nations that reside in the USA.

What We Do

Slow Food USA has 175 local and campus chapters that coordinate local activities, projects and events. Working together with members and supporters across the nation, we:

Care

We preserve and share local foods and food cultures. We defend and advocate policies that promote holistic alternatives to the industrial system. Through tastings, workshops and social opportunities, we explore and celebrate the Slow life.

Cultivate

We develop leaders in communities who model joy and justice. We champion local, culturally significant heritage foods, customs and recipes – and bring these experiences into farms, markets, restaurants and homes. We teach the next generation how to grow, prepare and share food responsibly.

Connect

Conviviality is central to our mission. We are a global community, connecting people to the land and to each other through local projects, educational events, and shared meals. We become catalysts for change by sharing the joy of Slow Food and prioritizing wholesome living over convenience.

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