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.

May 2016 Book Group Choice: The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
Strawberry Feasts @ Gen Oak Ranch

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.

Handful of Beans at Tierra Vegetables in Santa Rosa, CA

Tierra Vegetables: Taking the Pulse of Pulses

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I call them “beans” and mean Limas, Favas, Blacks, Pintos, Chickpeas, Lentils and more. They’re also known as “pulses” perhaps because of their concentrated power. Whatever name we use, they’re protein-rich and they have long been cultivated and enjoyed from Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas. In a...
The Barn at Flatbed Farm, 13450 Sonoma Hwy (Hwy 12), in Glen Ellen, CA

Introducing Flatbed Farm: embracing the seasons.

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My week often starts with an email from Rachel Kohn Obut, the mainstay at Flatbed Farm on Highway 12 in Glen Ellen. Just a few days ago, she wrote, “This week at the Farm Stand, we have Cilantro, Bok Choy, Fava Beans, French Breakfast Radishes, Rainbow Chard, Red Russian Kale,...
2016 3rd Annual Wool Festival at Casari Ranch in Point Arena

3rd Annual Wool Festival in Point Arena

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3rd Annual Wool Festival in Point Arena May 21-22, 2016 10am-5pm Free event / Parking $5 Casari Ranch 42900 Curley Lane (off HWY 1) Point Arena, Mendocino County, CA 95468 Map Phone 707-882-1885 Festival Website This is a wonderful event for families and individuals interested in supporting a farm enterprise that…

Disco Soup Sonoma, March 20, 2016

I participated in a Disco Soup Event

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A Disco Soup is a gathering of people who cook with produce that is considered waste. The produce consists of perfectly good vegetables, fruit, and bread that grocery stores, farmers markets, and home gardeners can’t sell or use because of spots, bruises, or other cosmetic reasons (crooked or misshapen), or...