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.

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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.

California Rare Fruit Growers

Where Slow Food and the California Rare Fruit Growers Overlap

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Overlapping the Slow Food North Bay region is the California Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG) garden club, many members of which are also Slow Food members. CRFG is in 35 countries, but kept the “California” name as its where it started. A recent club meeting had 105 varieties of fruit to taste! Founded…

Gravenstein Apple Crumble Recipe

Easy Gravenstein Apple Crumble, a Perfect Summer Dessert

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The Gravenstien apples are here! With an early harvest, the apples are now available throughout Sonoma County. Gravenstein apples are avialable at local farmer’s markets, Oliver’s Markets in Santa Rosa and Cotati, and Andy’s Produce Market in Sebastopol. If you’re looking for a simple delicious recipe that highlights the Gravenstien…

Booth of the Apple Core of Slow Food Russian River at the Gravenstein Apple Fair 2015

Booth of the Apple Core of Slow Food Russian River at the Gravenstein Apple Fair a great success

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The booth of the Apple Core of Slow Food Russian River at the Gravenstein Apple Fair on August 8 and 9, 2015 was a great success.  On Saturday we pressed 1200 pounds of Gravenstein apples and gave away 3200 servings of apple cider. And on Sunday we pressed 1000 pounds of apples and gave away 2500…

Jennifer Harris, organizer of the 2015 Farm to Fermentation Festival, gives a talk on fermentation and making pickles at the Arlene Francis Center on Sixth St. in Santa Rosa, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

In Ferment: 2015 Farm to Fermentation Festival Kicks off Annual Event

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It starts, where nearly all good things start, on the farm with veggies, hops, grains and more. Then comes the next stage, whether it’s farm to table, farm to fridge, or farm to city. Then there’s farm to fermentation that features everything from familiar pickles and ubiquitous sauerkraut to uncommon…