The Slow Food Movement:

  • Celebrates untainted regional foods and encourages connections between farmers who resist industrialization and their consumers who care about the provenance of their food. 
  • It is an idea, a way of living, and a way of eating.
  • It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

Slow Food USA:

  • There are more than 250,000 supporters, 25,000 members and 225 Slow Food USA chapters across the country
  • Each chapter promotes clean, healthy, local foods as well as the farmers and the producers behind them. 

Slow Food Baton Rouge:

  • With a culture centered around food, its rich agricultural history, and year round growing season, south Louisiana is a perfect place for a Slow Food chapter!
  • Slow Food BR began in 2009 with a handful of likeminded people. 
  • Past events included: Film showings, farm tours, farm-to-table dinners, chef showcases, monthly local socials, urban agriculture workshops, Cooking Matters courses, a student- and volunteer-run urban farm in downtown, and Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge, a rapidly growing farm-to-school program
  • As of 2019, we have a four member board of local food educators, advocates, and professionals, plus volunteers.    
  • Funding comes from individual contributions and from grant sources.  Please consider contributing in order to expand our programming.