I’m excited to share with all of you that I’ve been elected to the board of Slow Food California. As a family, we’ve been members of this wonderful international food movement for several years, and this is a real honor. I’ve been asked to serve as the treasurer, following the inaugural service of Dominick Fiume. I look forward to working with members and chapters from across California, the Pacific Region, and the national and international organizations.
More about Slow Food California (excerpted from the Slow Food USA website)
Slow Food California
California’s food system represents both our greatest hopes and the greatest challenges we face as a movement. Because of the size and scope of our food production, the changes that we make here can have impacts far beyond our own borders. To that end, we envision a Slow Food movement in California comprised of a network of highly motivated, active leaders committed to initiating and implementing projects that result in more good, clean and fair food for all. At the core of this work is the belief in the power of linking Californians’ shared enjoyment of good food to our shared responsibility to protect and support the food heritage, traditions, and culture that make this pleasure possible. The time has come for a powerful movement, rooted in the complexity and diversity of California and dedicated to both joy and justice, to come together around our tremendous potential to impact the national and global food system.
For 25 years, Slow Food has been on the cutting edge of making change in our food systems. Our greatest successes have come when building bridges between local and international, joy and justice, and tradition and innovation. In that spirit, we are all looking for new ways to work together that honor the traditions of Slow Food, but allow room for innovative new partnerships that can strengthen the whole.
In 2014 Slow Food USA began to roll out its five new regions as a way to strengthen bonds between members and the Slow Food movement that is local, regional, and international. Slow Food California is the first statewide chapter and part of the Pacific Region with Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Hawaii. As a Slow Food member living in California, you can connect to the chapter nearest you, start a new group, join in statewide projects, connect with national and international initiatives, and read our quarterly Slow Food California newsletter….