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.


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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Volunteer Day at Earthkeeper Farm

The sun was hot but a cool breeze mitigated some of its effect as we bent over the rows of reedy garlic plants. Rachelle, the…

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Wild Mitten Honeybee Co-op

Bees are an integral part of our food system. Yet, in recent years, disturbing things have happened to bees.  Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a mysterious…

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2015 Biodiversity Micro-Grant Awardees

We are thrilled to announce the awardees for the Biodiversity Micro-Grants! Thanks to your support and donations to Slow Food West Michigan, we are able…

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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.