Slow Food Philadelphia

Slow Food is a non-profit member supported International movement, founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people's dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.

February 7, 2014



What better way to get over this winter funk than by having a Gardening Seminar, Wednesday, February 19th, 7pm, at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, 4207 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Seminar fee is $20 and you can reserve a seat at This seminar will have instructions for the backyard gardener and a speaker on urban gardening. Flowers, herbs, and vegetables! We will offer tips and provide a detailed reference sheet for you to go and start ordering seeds and plants.  We offer free parking and a complimentary glass of wine.

Our website and facebook page are filled with information on events throughout our region that are important to you.  With the help of Laura and our new team of committee volunteers this year our goal is to provide you with more information on the food movement. Go to our facebook page if you want to find out more information on the recent passing of the Farm Bill, what is happening with GMO Free PA, or the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Monsanto's seed patent stand challenged by the Organic Seed Association.  The Slow Food Movement in Philly wants to be your sustainable food informational source. We also love bragging about other local food organizations and their events, so make sure to check our page for all food, farm, and education related events around Philadelphia!

We are excited to announce that we have found an excellent person to take over my role as our chapter leader.  Laura Barron has worked with Greener Partners, Mobile Kitchen Classroom in Brooklyn, and is currently a Research Coordinator completing her Masters in Environmental Studies at Penn.  We will work together over this transitional year on putting programs in place and also working through the selection process for Terra Madre being held this fall in Torino, Italy.  Several people have expressed interest in joining our committee and we are meeting this Monday so if you have interest in getting more involved you can inquire by e-mailing me at

Upcoming Events

We are working with Ellen Yin and her team, chef Eli Kulp and Paul Rodriguez on a March dinner at Fork Restaurant's High Street on Market.  More details soon so you can make reservations.

 May is the perfect time for us to visit and tour Wyebrook Farm in Honey Brook, PA.  This will be box lunch and farm tour Saturday, May 18th. Come enjoy an afternoon in the country! More details to come.


Our friends events


4th Annual Beekeepers Guild Natural BeekeepingSymposium February 9, 2014, 10 am - 4 pm is being held at William Penn Charter School on 3000 W. School House Lane, Philly 19144.  For more information and to reserve a seat go to their website.  

Come listen to the George Gerbner Post-Doctoral Fellow Colloquium: Building a Local Food System and Caring Economy, a talk by Garrett Broad, the George Gerbner Post-Doctoral Fellow.12:00-1:00 pm. For more information check out Penn's library website!


Philly Stake Dinner, a local, community dinner. Sunday February 16th from 5-8PM at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia. All proceeds go to a local food organization of your choice! Buy tickets online.

Have dinner at Le Cheri and help give to charity! Thursday, February 27th. Click here for more information.

Feast Your Eyes Catering is hosting Salon Dinners! TONIGHT! Friday, February 7th. Tickets are still on sale!

Visit our Facebook Page for more details for all of these exciting events.

Buon Appetito!

Joseph Brandolo, President
Slow Food Philadelphia