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.

Book Group: Best Food Writing 2014 October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Apple Press Ready for Business – Slow Food Russian River

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.

Awesome Sebastopol apples save the day saved the day of this errant horse.

Awesome Sebastopol Apples Save the Day for this Horse

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I drove to Grass Valley to visit my sister recently.  While driving along Highway 49 I noticed a horse galloping along the side of the road, obviously escaped from its enclosure.  It was either enjoying its new-found freedom or very frightened, or both.  I also saw a vehicle marked “Nevada County Animal Control,” so I slowed and came to a halt, stopping…

Summer Blackberries for a Lifestyle of Simplicity in Food and Human Nature

The Lifestyle of Simplicity in Food and Human Nature – Summer Blackberries

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Summer Blackberries During late summer in Sonoma County, wild blackberries are nearly inescapable. Fresh and much better than anything you can buy from the store. Chances are, you’ll find blackberries pretty close to your house no matter where in the county you live. They are perfect for a Lifestyle of Simplicity in…

Last Saturday we volunteers pressed 3065 pounds of apples!

Last Saturday we pressed 3,065 pounds of apples!

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Last Saturday we pressed 3,065 pounds of apples! When I parked in our little lot at the Luther Burbank Gold Ridge Experiment Farm, at 12:30pm,  to volunteer, I could hear the sound of the apple press chugging away in the distance. The air was scented with apples. When I approached our…

School gardens - Ark of Taste - Slow Meat

some foods the industrial food system wants you to forget

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Let Slow Food introduce you to some foods the industrial food system wants you to forget: School gardens get kids to grow unusual seeds, Ark of Taste identifies foods that deserve protection, Slow Meat encourages multi-species farming. Donate to Slow Food to support these initiatives! bit.ly/100yearsofplenty  ‪#‎100YearsofPlenty‬