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Slow Meat BBQ for the Slow Food California 2015 meeting in Sonoma County
September 7, 2015 @ 3:30 am - 6:30 pm$20
Slow Meat BBQ hosted by Slow Food Russian River
SOLD OUT We have a limited number of tickets for members to join Slow Food Leaders from around the state and Pacific Region for the closing Slow Meat BBQ of the Slow Food California 2015 meeting in Sonoma County during Labor Day Weekend.
Join Slow Food Russian River for a Slow Meat BBQ and get-together at Chuck and Marcia Lavine’s located a few miles west of Sebastopol, overlooking apple orchards and vineyards. We’ll be serving pork raised by our Slow Meat 2015 delegates at Green Goose Farm, delicious sides, local beer and cider, and special treats from Dominique’s Sweets. Location after ticket sale.
Enjoy and share with us the bounty of Sonoma’s West County!
Slow Meat is an international campaign and biennial event that brings together diverse people to turn the herd away from the tyranny of cheap meat and toward a food system that is good, clean and fair for all.
Why Slow Meat?
Meat is a pivotal issue, emblematic of the unsustainable and unethical practices that are part and parcel of the industrial food system. By championing better methods of animal husbandry and better consumption practices, together we are creating a healthier and happier world.
Better Meat, Less Meat
The average U.S. resident eats 270.7 pounds of meat each year, more than double the global average and roughly five times more than we did a century ago.
Our increasing demand for cheap meat has caused a corresponding growth in industrial production of meat and placed the concentration of power in the hands of just a few large companies. These companies exploit their workers and livestock in order to satisfy the market’s demand for a large quantity of meat at a low cost.
If we resolve to eating “better meat, less,” however, we can begin to shift the power away from these corperations and empower producers who raise their animals according to the highest standards. By eating consciously and locally, you are choosing to support ethically sound and sustainable practices while reducing your environmental impact.
Check out these resources to help you join the Slow Meat movement.