· Working to promote quality, locally produced food on our campus and in our community.
We are guided and sponsored by the Russian River Convivium.
WHY WE CARE
· Farm workers are the most exploited labor force in the American economy.
· Our food production system is extremely fragile and is showing signs that it may collapse.
· Food is a culture-creator. It brings people together.
· Food not only nourishes: it gives us pleasure.
Click here to learn about the Manifesto on Climate Change and the Future of Food Security
Click here to learn about the Slow Food Ark of Taste
By making a scrumptious local and organic meal together, we are on course to eating our way to changes in America’s food system. Moreover, we signed a petition to our Members of Congress to support the Eat Real agenda of Food Day:
This year slow food was able to work with Sonoma State dining services and get a farm stand on campus. The Farm stand happens once a week on Wednesday from around 11:30am to 2:30pm in front of the Stevenson stairs. The stand offers local fruits and vegetables from around Sonoma county. Currently it is only selling fruits and vegetables, but hopefully not to far in the future it should have local eggs, breads and pastries. It has been a slow start but it is slowly growing.
Come out to the garden tomorrow if you're in town and willing to bear the heat.
This last week we were able to get all the compost and make some messy looking beds. Tomorrow we are going to straighten them up and plant the rest of our starts. We will also work on the drip system to make sure it's ready to keep all of our delicious fruits and veggies watered.
Bring your sun hat, sunscreen, a snack and water. We'll bring the tools. :)
How much do we really know about the food we buy & serve to our families? Food, Inc. takes an in-depth look at America’s food system and its effect on our environment, health, economy & workers’ rights
SSU Slow Food General Meeting!
*Devour a locally-sourced lunch* *Relax on a campus lawn*
*Enjoy music and distinguished speakers* *Meet new friends*
It's all happening at Good Eats & Music on October 11 at Sonoma State University!
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon on campus. You'll hear from guest speakers including CA Assembly Person Noreen Evans, Slow Food USA President Josh Viertel, Sonoma State University President Dr. Ruben Arminana, and author Mark Arax. Enjoy the musical entertainment of local bands *Open Market *and *Blue Shift*, and learn more about local Slow Food projects from volunteer leaders.
There are two ticket options:
Attend the entire afternoon (12-5pm) and pay $38 - students pay $25
Attend only entertainment and speakers (2-5pm) for just $5!
*Purchase your tickets today at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/80256
If attending the lunch, please purchase tickets no later than October 5.
We hope to see you on October 11!
The Sonoma State University student-chapter of Slow Food USA will host a Slow Food regional event featuring speakers, a locally sourced lunch and live music on Sunday, October 11, 2009 from noon to 5 p.m. The event site is the campus “Pond” area.
The purpose of this event is to celebrate life’s greatest pleasures and necessities — good food, good music and great company.
In addition to great food, there is a great band scheduled to play during the wine and cheese mixer, along with the two bands playing after the luncheon: The Easy Leaves, Open Market, and Blue Shift. The event is open to the public and will include a wine and cheese mixer, a presentation of local Slow Food chapter projects, and the opportunity to hear from distinguished guest speakers: Josh Viertel, the Slow Food USA President, Dr. Ruben Arminana, Sonoma State’s President, and Mark Arax, Noted Author of “West of the West; Dreamers, Believers, Builders, and Killers in the Golden State”.
For more details and to purchase tickets please go to: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/80256.
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