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 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.

Community Apple Press Ready for Business
Slow Food Russian River meets for a Slow Salone

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

Steele Lane School Garden

Steele Lane Elementary School Garden Project

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Over the months of April, May, and June, I had the pleasure of observing kids working in the Steele Lane Elementary School Garden Project. First of all, the garden is amazing. And so are the students, teachers and volunteers who manage the program. The first day I was there was…

Sonoma Student Growers Cooperative, Left to Right Gabe Sacher, Claudia Sisomphou, Jamal Edwards

Sonoma Student Growers Cooperative: Farming, food and much more

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In 2011, Tomio Endo joined fellow college student Mac Hart and began tending a garden on a small plot of land south of Sonoma State University. The garden was originally part of Hart’s environmental studies research project exploring student-grown food economies. With the cooperation of a private landowner, Hart grew…

The endangered Gravenstein Apple

Savor and Save the Gravenstein Apple

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Help support the farmers growing this endangered heirloom apple and Savor and Save the Gravenstein Apple by ordering the Gravenstein Apple Box, a project of The FruitGuys and Slow Food Russian River. ORDER NOW!  WHAT YOU GET: This year we are offering delicious sweet-tart organic or conventional Gravenstein apples in…

Steele Lane Elementary Looking for a Garden Coordinator

Steele Lane Elementary Looking for a Garden Coordinator

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Steele Lane Elementary School Garden is an inspiring educational garden that provides hands-on experiental learning to its student. Slow Food Russian River is a continuing sponsor of the school garden. See also Jo Ann Gleason’s recent blog post about the garden. Steele Lane Elementary School Garden is looking for a Coordinator Part Time: Two days…