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, the 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.

Origin Stories and New Horizons: Apple Farmers and Cider Makers Dinner
Children Strawberry Feasts Forever June 17 @ 9-30 am - 12-30 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.

Roberto Iniguez of Tienda Y Panaderia Iniguez with journalist Jonah Raskin

Tienda Y Panaderia in Sonoma: 5 Reasons to Shop at this Food Store Especial

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Is the family-owned grocery store a relic of the past? What about the local meat market? Has it, too, gone the way of super stores and chains? And what about the small bakery that serves the community? If you think the answers to those questions, are “Yes,” “Yes” and “Yes”...
2016 Highlights and a 2017 Preview at 2017 Annual Membership and Community Meeting

2016 Highlights and a 2017 Preview at the Annual Meeting

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At our recent Annual Members and Community Meeting, Slow Food Russian River Leaders presented 2016 Highlights and a 2017 Preview. Thanks goes to Brad Whitworth and Peg Champion for putting the powerpoint together.

Make a Wander

Make a Wander before Mother’s Day

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Make a Wander: We have mapped out a pre-Mother's Day trip that takes you from a party in an alley south of Windsor to an odd fellows building in Geyserville, through the most pleasing scenery of Sonoma County. Show your mother where we live and meditate. Live Map (A) You...
Slow Food Russian River 2017 Leadership Slate

Our 2017 Leadership Slate

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The Leadership Board of Slow Food Russian River is pleased to announce its 2017 Leadership Slate. The slate will be voted on at the upcoming Membership Meeting on Sunday, March 5th in Sebastopol, CA, in agreement with the Constitution of the Russian River Convivium of Slow Food. Stepping back from the Board…