A better, cleaner and fairer world begins with what we put on our plates – and our daily choices determine the future of the environment, economy and society.
If you care about local farmers, ranchers, fishers; animal welfare; the joy of a shared meal; preserving food culture; protecting the environment or avoiding GMOs, we have a place for you at our table.
Here we are in the midst of the richest farmland in the planet, and much of the food eaten in our community is grown in California (or Florida, Mexico, or Chile), shipped to New Jersey to be processed, and shipped again to Springfield to be microwaved. Slow Food Springfield is out to change that by re-introducing people to the joys of eating food that is grown locally and prepared thoughtfully. We help people understand where food comes from, who makes it, and how it is made. Our monthly events promote this mission. They include tours of farms, apiaries, wineries, and breweries, special meals at local restaurants, films, and potlucks.
Members of local Slow Food chapters like Slow Food Springfield, submit their membership through Slow Food USA, headquartered in Brooklyn, NY.