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.
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.
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.
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.
Jonah Raskin with butcher, John Richter, at Thistle Meats in Petaluma (Photo Credit: Karen Preuss) Butchers come in all shapes and sizes. They’re not all big and beefy, though they have often been depicted that way in art. They are, however, mostly male and while some have a lot to…
How to Cook a Heritage Breed Thanksgiving Turkey We asked some members of Slow Food Russian River how they’re going to cook their Heritage Breed Thanksgiving Turkey for this coming national festival. Everybody loves Thanksgiving and everybody loves to be part of some sumptuous dinner party with good company and…
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!
Edie Mukiibi Brings Good Food News from Africa to California After attending the Slow Food Sacramento Mixer last Monday night, November 17th, I felt inadequate. I realized I am so small in the scheme of what is happening around us, especially the ‘us’ in the United States. I felt I should be…