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Slow Food 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…food that is good for those who eat it, for the planet, and for the people that grow it

Here, in the foothills of the Carolinas, our local Slow Food Convivium is blessed with an abundance of tailgate markets, organic growers, food artisans. and emerging farm-to-table restaurants. We use tastings, field trips, and various kinds of food- centered celeb rations to explore authentic flavors…and to slow down and enjoy a world of good food and good company.

Slow Food Asheville Foothills is a local subchapter of Slow Food Asheville, a “convivium,” of the international Slow Food movement. The local groups are called “convivia” because they bring together, in a convivial and enjoyable way, people who love food and traditions. Our convivium was founded in October, 2011.

Questions? Feel free to send us your inquiries and ideas on how we may better serve you, our foothills community.

Ideas? Do you have an idea you would like to present to the board, or an event you would like to host? Please feel free to em ail us, we would love to hear your input!

Come and celebrate our monthly Slow Food Asheville Foothills organization potluck and planning meetings! Bring a potluck dish and, if interested, your own beverages. On a given Sunday from 4:30-6:30, this event is open to all members and potential members of Slow Food Asheville Foothills. There will be a short presentation about the activities and programs that the group will develop together. Please bring your own plate, silverware and cup to cut down on paper and plastic waste. The evening includes:

  • Meet Slow Food Asheville Foothills chapter officers and members.
  • Share in the planning for the purpose of the group.
  • Enjoy the company of neighbors and new acquaintances committed to local food and its clean, affordable and fair access to all.

Mission Statement

Slow Food Asheville Foothills promotes and preserves the food culture of our region through the relationships between farmers, the table, families, and the community with whom we share our food.

Slow Food Asheville Foothills programs and events include, but not be limited to: fresh and sustainable cooking classes,sustainable growing practices, Heritage Foods Education, preserving food traditions, Slow Food on Campus (working with students and educating about sustainable food systems), Slow Food in Industry, Restaurants, and local Events, Gleaners for Good (NC is llth worst in nation for family food hardship), Slow Food Events in WNC (gathering together to enjoy food), Slow Food FamilyStyle picnics and housewarmings (no gathering too small.)

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