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 chapter of Slow Food, the international organization dedicated to a food system that gives us Good Food, Healthy Food, Clean Environment, Fair Pay, and Food Justice, for all.

We are Slow Food Russian River, Sonoma County, California, a SFUSA chapter of Slow Food, the international organization dedicated to a food system that gives us Good Food, Healthy Food, Clean Environment, Fair Pay, and Food Justice, for all.

We are located in Sonoma County, California, in an area covering Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Cotati, and further toward the Pacific Ocean, with towns and hamlets in West County, such as Sebastopol, Freestone, Valley Ford, Bodega

and Bodega Bay, Occidental, Graton, Forestville, Guerneville, Jenner, Duncan Mills, Rio Nido.

Sonoma County is well known for the wealth and breadth of its agricultural heritage and its open spaces. Our grapes and wines, our apples, cider and Eau de Vie de Pomme, our barley, hops, and beers, our sheep, goats and cows, and milk, yoghurts, and cheeses, the wools and meats, charcuterie.

It's all about the Soil, with Anna Lappé
Dirt, A love Story, edited by Barbara Richardson. Selection for the March 3rd session of the Slow Food Russian River Book Group meeting

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. Our main projects are the Gravenstein Apple Presidium, the Heritage Turkey Project in partnership with 4-H, our School Garden Project, and our Book Group. We are active within Slow Food California in the area of Farm and Food Policy and on the Ark of Taste Committee.

Souperbowl Sunday

Souperbowl Sunday: Hot Soup and Super Fellowship

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I know that Super Bowl Sunday isn’t a national holiday, though perhaps it ought to be. After all, football — the most popular sport in the U.S. — seems to be the national religion. The football itself is a kind of Holy Grail to be protected against enemies, and the…

Book Review: Food & Freedom

Book Review: Food & Freedom: How the Slow Food Movement Is Changing the World Through Gastronomy, by Carlo Petrini

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Book Review: Food & Freedom: How the Slow Food Movement Is Changing the World Through Gastronomy. By Carlo Petrini September 2015 192 pages Reviewed by Jonah Raskin          Carlo Petrini, the founder of Slow Food, the worldwide grass roots organization, and the author of Slow Food Nation, exudes so much…

Join Paula Downing at her Kick-Ass Retirement Celebration

Paula Downing’s Kick-Ass Retirement Celebration

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SFRR Board Member Paula Downing, longtime Manager of the Sebastopol Farmers’ Market, is stepping down from her position at the market. Come and say goodbye in grand style at Paula’s Kick-Ass Retirement Celebration. Sebastopol Grange 6000 Sebastopol Ave (Highway 12) Saturday, December 5, 2015, 5–10pm Paula Downing has been managing…

Slow Food Russian River is grateful to all who work in the food web of Sonoma County

Slow Food Russian River is grateful to all who work

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Slow Food Russian River is grateful to all who work in the food web of Sonoma County and together make this place, from what we have seen, the chosen spot of all this earth as far as food is concerned.* Happy Thanksgiving! With a bow to Luther Burbank