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.

Slow Food Russian River Book Group reads Four Fish, by Paul Greenberg

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.

Spinning gold from dross in the Slow Food Russian River Book Group

Spinning Gold from Dross in the SFRR Book Group

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Spinning Gold from Dross Over the few years I’ve been a member of the Book Group of Slow Food Russian River I’ve often found much to criticize in the books we’ve read.  But I’ve always enjoyed the discussions of those books, even when we’re spinning gold from dross. The book…

Take a Farmer Out for Dinner: Jonah Raskin with Farmer Kellen MacKay at 25 Lusk-

Take a Farmer Out for Dinner

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Beyond the Bay Area’s Best 100 Restaurants: Take a Farmer Out for Dinner Where to eat? What to eat? And when to eat? Questions about food and eating proliferate endlessly. Each day brings new challenges, new desires and perhaps even new fears in an era of food insecurity.  To help...
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...