What is Slow Food?

Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is part of a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members in over 150 countries, which links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

Slow Food is a volunteer run organization committed to building communities through the food we eat. Slow Food’s foundation is in the promotion that all foods should be GOOD, CLEAN and FAIR for all. This means that we are collectively committed to supporting efforts to make our food supply more sustainable, cleaner, and available to consumers. Are you interested in sourcing foods that are more nutritious and delicious for your family? Well the Slow Food movement has grown now to more than 500 chapters around the world including over 225 chapters here in the United States. Slow Food even has nearly a dozen chapters here in New England and we collaborate our leadership together as Slow Food New England.

Here at Slow Food Boston we work to promote foods grown and produced first here in Massachusetts but also throughout New England. We seek to raise awareness of sustainability issues and to host events that are just plain fun. After all, if you don’t enjoy your food, why bother eating it? Life is too short to eat fast food.

What is Fast Food?

We all take for granted the process in which most of our food gets to our local marketplaces to satisfy our taste and demand for convenience. Much of our food supply is harvested now in large quantities in remote lands including Mexico. Our foods are grown on large farms and to maximize the farmer’s yield a massive amount of insecticides, growth hormones, antibiotics, and genetically modified seeds and species are introduced into our food supply. These foods are therefore rushed to harvest and then rushed to market on large boats and trucks typically requiring transportation of several thousands of miles. This is Fast Food! And we at Slow Food Boston look to change this process by educating our community about alternatives that make our foods more delicious and nutritious.

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