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 Slow Food Russian River Holiday Party – Cookie Swap

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 and our Snail of Approval program, certifying food producers for Good, Clean, and Fair, For All, in partnership with our sister chapter up North, Slow Food Sonoma County North. 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.

Cider Revival at Tilted Shed's Fireball Farm

Cider Revival in Sonoma County

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[Above:  Tilted Shed's Fireball Farm is part of the cider revival in Sonoma County (Photo credit:  Ellen Cavalli).] Sonoma County is quickly becoming an epicenter of the cider revival.  This week kicks off the inaugural Sonoma County Cider Week (August 3-12), brought to you by a collaborative group of local cider...
Golden Gate Cider – Sebastopol, CA

Take Thee To The Cidery: It’s Not Just About Wine Or Beer Anymore

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Golden State Cider is the brainchild of Jolie Devoto and Hunter Wade. It has always been Jolie and Hunter’s mission to raise awareness and help revitalize California’s historic apple growing regions. Devoto Gardens & Orchards was established in 1976, the year Stan and Susan Devoto moved “back to the land” from...

Everybody Wins When We Support Local

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From the North Bay Bohemian 10/24/18 issue, in the GIVE LOCAL section (middle insert).
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…