Welcome to Slow Food Russian River

Supporting joy and justice for Sonoma County food communities

 

Heritage Turkey Project

Connecting our food traditions to our children's future.

 

Gravenstein Apple Presidium

Working to promote and protect farmers who nurture their apples from tree to table.

 

School Garden Project

Every child deserves to grow up knowing where food comes from and how to grow, cook, and share it.

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We are Slow Food Russian River, Sonoma County, California, a USA chapter of Slow Food International. As a worldwide organization we are dedicated to a global food system that gives us Good Food, Healthy Food, Clean Environment, Fair Pay, and Food Justice, for all. We work locally, with a eye on the global.

Who we are

We are Slow Food Russian River, Sonoma County, California, a USA chapter of Slow Food International. As a worldwide organization we are dedicated to a global food system that gives us Good Food, Healthy Food, Clean Environment, Fair Pay, and Food Justice, for all. We work locally, with a eye on the global.

Where we live

Slow Food Russian River is active in Sonoma County, California, in an area covering Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Cotati, and further toward the Pacific Ocean, so-called West County. Towns and hamlets in West County include Sebastopol, Freestone, Valley Ford, Bodega and Bodega Bay. Also Occidental, Graton, Forestville, and – along the Russian River – Guerneville, Jenner, Duncan Mills, and Rio Nido.

What Sonoma County grows and ferments…

Sonoma County is well known for the wealth and breadth of its agricultural heritage and its open spaces. Our grapes and wines are world-famous, our apples are rooted in our history, we make cider and some Eau de Vie de Pomme.

Come and look for our hops, and beers. All our sheep are above average, as are our goats and cows, and milk.

For yoghurts, and cheeses, wools and meats, charcuterie, come and celebrate with us all our small producers. Their entrepreneurial spirit will inspire you.

2018 Summer Gathering June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Storytelling on Sparrow and Crow Farm, Saturday, July 21 @ 4-00 pm - 7-00 pm

What we do

Our activities include tours and events showcasing the best Sonoma County has to offer in good, clean and fair agriculture and food, a monthly book group, a summer film series, and education through this website with its blog, our newsletter, and our social media activities. Projects of Slow Food Russian River include the Gravenstein Apple Presidium, the Heritage Turkey Project in partnership with 4-H. We also have a School Garden Project and a Book Group. Our Media and Communications Team is pretty productive, and we are active within Slow Food California in the area of Farm and Food Policy and on the Ark of Taste Committee.

Flatbed Farm Bounces Back After Fires with Sofie Dolan opening the farm stand for business

Flatbed Farm Bounces Back After Fires

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Spring has finally sprung at Flatbed Farm in Glen Ellen. After a long, cold rainy winter, the sun is here again and skies are turning blue. The farm, which was closed for months because of last October’s fires, has bounced back in a big way. That’s good news for shoppers…
Steele Lane students preparing bed in Vicki’s Garden

Vicki’s Garden: Good for the Heart

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Vicki’s Garden at Steele Lane School in Santa Rosa has been supported and nourished by contributions from Slow Food Russian River for over a dozen years. Our financial contributions help pay the salary of a consistent and committed garden coordinator and assistant - essential components for longevity of any school…
This photo of Apple Photo Exhibit is part of Karen Preuss's Apple Photo Exhibit

Apple Photo Exhibit at San Francisco’s Canessa Gallery

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This Apple Photo Exhibit begins on 1 July 2018 and closes at the end of month. The opening reception, which starts at 7 p.m., takes place on Friday July 6, 2018. It’s free and open to the public.This July, Karen Preuss's color photos of Sebastopol apples are going on the road…
Capitalism Forum at SFN – Joy and Justice

Donate for Joy and Justice

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Charity Kenyon, Board member of Slow Food California writes us about bringing Joy and Justice to the forum on The Impact of Capitalism on Food at Slow Food Nations. Can you make a financial contribution to bring more diversity and change the demographics of who plans, attends, and speaks at our annual Slow Food…