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The West Michigan Connection to a Good, Clean, and Fair Food System

We stand against the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.

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Food Diversity

Across the USA, Slow Food members foster biodiversity in gardens, schools, farms, ranches and waterways. We draw attention to endangered foods by cataloging them in the Ark of Taste. Chapters support producers and educate their community through tastings, dinners and celebrations.

Education

Slow Food West Michigan believes that by understanding where our food comes from, how it was produced and by whom, adults and children can learn how to combine pleasure and responsibility in daily choices and appreciate the cultural and social importance of food.

Local Food Sustainability

We work to support the small farmer, local artisans and preserve cultural food traditions. This is frequently seen via fundraising events that support local non-profits and our focus on local food sustainability is also demonstrated through the promotion of our Snail of Approval program.

Slow Food Mission Statement

Slow Food USA envisions a future food system that is based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice—in essence, a food system that is good, clean and fair. We seek to catalyze a broad cultural shift away from the destructive effects of an industrial food system and fast life; toward the regenerative cultural, social and economic benefits of a sustainable food system, regional food traditions, the pleasures of the table, and a slower and more harmonious rhythm of life.

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2017 Biodiversity Grant Spotlight | Blandford Nature Center

In their initial grant application, they proposed to increase the biodiversity on the farm through planting and maintaining a native fruit and nut grove. They…

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2017 Biodiversity Grant Spotlight | Plainsong Farm

Plainsong Farm received the 2017 Biodiversity Micro-Grant to grow and distribute a 1⁄4 acre of heirloom Turkey Red wheat. During the Spring and Summer seasons they…

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Sanctuary Restaurants Offer A Place at the Table for All

A new sanctuary movement is developing in the food world By Alex Gillett In the past year, amid the politics and controversies, the Sanctuary City…

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About Us

Slow Food West Michigan is the West Michigan chapter of Slow Food, a non-profit, member-supported organization founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life.