What is Slow Food?

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Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment….food that is good for those who eat it, for the planet, and for the people that grow it.

Here in Asheville, our local Slow Food Convivium is blessed with an abundance of tailgate markets, organic growers, food artisans, and incredible restaurants. We use tastings, field trips, and various kinds of food-centered celebrations to explore authentic flavors… and to slow down and enjoy a world of good food and good company.

Slow Food Asheville is a local chapter, or “convivium,” of the international Slow Food movement. The local groups are called “convivia” because they bring together, in a convivial and enjoyable way, people who love food and traditions. Our convivium was founded in March, 2003.

Watch this video: Watch a video provided by BBMG of our Slow Food USA’s president, Josh Viertel, here.  Josh explains what Slow Food is, how it got started, the importance of, and impact it has had around the world.

Questions? Feel free to send us your inquiries and ideas on how we may better serve you, our Asheville community.

Ideas? Do you have an idea you would like to present to the board, or an event you would like to host? Please feel free to email us, we would love to hear your input!