Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in Italy in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.
Since its beginnings, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people, in over 160 countries, working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food.
Slow Food believes food is tied to many other aspects of life, including culture, politics, agriculture and the environment. Through our food choices we can collectively influence how food is cultivated, produced and distributed, and as a result bring about great change.
About Slow Food Calgary
Every Slow Food member around the world is part of a convivium – a local chapter – that brings the Slow Food philosophy to life through the events and activities they organize in their communities. Today there are more than 1,500 convivia around the world. From simple shared meals and tastings, to visits to local producers and farms, to events and discussions, Slow Food Calgary is active year-round bringing awareness to good, clean, fair food and making connections between consumers, chefs, food processors and producers of organic and sustainable agricultural products.