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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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A Slow Journey

by Alex Gillett     This is the first in a series of posts by Slow Food West Michigan Board Member Alex Gillett documenting her…

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Slow Food Entrepreneur: Vincent Mcintosh

Discussions about “Slow Food” tend to conjure up images of days gone by.  Sheep grazing leisurely on the rolling hillsides in an old-fashioned European town,…

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2016 Event: Harmony Hall Nose to Tail Beer Pairing Dinner

On April 24th, 2016 the Slow Food West Michigan community gathered together at Harmony Hall for an exceptional 5-Course dinner with Provision Family Farms pork.  …

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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.