Slow Food Russian River is part of the global Slow Food network of over 100,000 members in more than 150 countries. Through a vast volunteer network of local chapters, youth and food communities, we link the pleasures of the table with a commitment to protect the community, culture, knowledge and environment that make this pleasure possible.
Our mission as an international grassroots membership organization is good, clean and fair food for all.
Our food should be tasty, seasonal, local, fresh and wholesome.
Our food should nourish a healthful lifestyle and be produced in ways that preserve biodiversity, sustain the environment and ensure animal welfare – without harming human health.
Our food should be affordable by all, while respecting the dignity of labor from field to fork.
Good, clean and fair food should be accessible to all and celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions and nations.
Slow Food Russian River is one of 150 chapters (convivia) in the USA to carry out the Slow Food mission at the local level in Sonoma County. We support and promote the food traditions that are part of the cultural identity of this region. Please join us as we work to celebrate and sustain the agricultural and culinary traditions of people around the world.
Our chapter brings people together to enjoy the pleasures of life while promoting and protecting the artisanal producers of food and wine within the greater region of the Russian River watershed. Essential to this purpose is the protection and enhancement of the natural environment, the foundation upon which farmers and artisans practice their crafts. SFRR also works with other chapters in Sonoma County, California, the United States and around the world to support Slow Food projects internationally.
Slow Food Russian River Partners
Also Working on Behalf of Good, Clean and Fair Food
Ag Innovations Network brings people together to build a food system that works for all. They care deeply about creating a more economically viable, socially just, and environmentally sound ways to grow and distribute food. Facilitating conversations among individuals, farmers, businesses, and communities helps create changes in food policy.
Roots of Change brings a diverse range of Californians to the table to build a common interest in food and farming, so that every aspect of the food system—from field to plate — can be healthy, safe, profitable, affordable and fair.
Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy is a North Coast non-profit linking the environment, economy and social equity.
Sonoma Organics works with small organic farmers, artisanal cheese makers, and other specialty producers offering their products professionally and courteously to stores, restaurants and wineries in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties.
Spiral Foods Coop is building a market that showcases local food with minimal packaging in Graton, CA. You can help create this innovative village-center designed to strengthen our food system through cooperative ownership.
Real Time Foods – Know where your food comes from. They allow you to see your food, learn how it was grown and visualize the journey it took to reach your table!
The California Rare Fruit Growers – they promote interest in fruit growing and grafting, with special emphasis on rare and unusual fruits.
California FarmLink provides a range of services to facilitate a transition from one farmer or landowner to the next generation of farmers.
The Regenerative Design Institute (RDI) is a non-profit educational organization that envisions a world in which people, inspired by nature, create and maintain healthy and abundant livelihoods that enhances fertility and biodiversity.
The School Garden Network (SGN) provides students with opportunities to establish a life-long dedication to the environment and their communities by developing a healthy understanding of nutrition and further enhancing their academic achievement through hands-on learning.
Sonoma County Farm Trails supports agricultural diversity in Sonoma County by creating public awareness to ensure the preservation of Sonoma County’s rich agricultural heritage. They promote members products through on site sales, farmers markets and public relations campaigns.
Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) is building a movement of rural and urban populations that encourages family-scale agriculture; cares for the land, sustains local economies and promotes social justice.
Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm offers students a comprehensive learning environment designed to challenge and support them in strengthening their cognitive, emotional and intentional abilities.