Biggest news: Lisa Frank
has been elected to take the Governor position for the Central Valley of California as of January 1, 2017. New faces, new voices, new insights!
Slow Food Nations Denver July 2017 -
almost as big. Slow Food USA is rolling out the findings of its strategic plan to take Slow Food to the next level in the United States. The three branches of the plan are convenings, campaigns, and strategic partnerships. Our best known convening, Slow Food Nation in San Francisco in 2008 inspired thousands to reconsider and consider more deeply what they eat and how it's grown - is it good, clean, and fair for all?
We asked for another Slow Food Nation and we've been heard - Slow Food Nations will be an annual event starting in July 2017 in Denver, which is quite convenient to Sacramento and a budding food center. The terrific Slow Food Denver Chapter has gained the community's trust by hosting Slow Meat for two years running. Now we're committing to Slow Food Nations. All the Slows will be there: Slow Meat, Slow Fish, Turtle Island Slow Food, Slow Beer, and more.
We'll have a chance to give a national spotlight to good, clean, and fair producers from the Central Valley and beyond. Know someone who we should consider? Ginger Elizabeth? Preservation? The Good Stuff? Lundberg Rice? Let's start thinking.
And the Central Valley will be front and center on some big topics on the "fair" side of the good, clean, and fair ledger, including labor, climate change, access, impacts of food policy on what we grow, how we grow it and who eats it. There can be no food justice without social justice and that's nowhere more evident than in our great valley. It's our job to include these voices -- to bring them to the table in Denver.
Slow Food Nations and Denver here we come! Joy + Justice. Plan to join us!