Slow Food Eugene, OR

About Slow Food

The future of food is the future of the planet.
A better, cleaner and more fair world begins with what we put on our plates.  Our daily choices determine the future of the environment, our economy and our 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.

Our Local Eugene Chapter

What is Slow Food Eugene?
“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. Slow Food Eugene is a local chapter, or convivia, of the national organization Slow Food USA, and its parent organization Slow Food International. Locally, we’re involved in activities such as:
  • Raising public awareness, improving access and encouraging the enjoyment of foods that are local, seasonal and sustainably grown
  • Caring for the land and protecting biodiversity for today’s communities and future generations
  • Performing educational outreach within our communities and working with children in schools and through public programs
  • Identifying, promoting and protecting fruits, vegetables, grains, animal breeds, wild foods and cooking traditions at risk of disappearing
  • Advocating for farmers, fishers and artisans who grow, produce, market, prepare and serve wholesome food
  • Promoting the celebration of food as a cornerstone of pleasure, culture and community