· A student driven Slow Food chapter at Sonoma State University
· Working to promote quality, locally produced food on our campus and in our community.

We are guided and sponsored by the Russian River Convivium.


· Food production is a large contributor to environmental degradation throughout the world. In fact, 25% of all GHG's emissions are the result of industrialized agriculture.
Farm workers are the most exploited labor force in the American economy.
· Our food production system is extremely fragile and is showing signs that it may collapse.
· Food is a culture-creator. It brings people together.
· Food not only nourishes: it gives us pleasure.

Click here to learn about the Manifesto on Climate Change and the Future of Food Security
Click here to learn about the Slow Food Ark of Taste


· If any of these events interest you and you would like to participate, or if you have information or news that would be appropriate for posting LET US KNOW - email: slowfoodssu@gmail.com

Small Farms Are More Productive and Profitable

  • A 1,000 acre U.S. corporate farm growing genetically engineered crops nets an average of $39 an acre.
  • In contrast, a four-acre family farm nets, on average, $1,400 per acre.
  • Small organic farms are proving to be even more profitable. With oil prices on the rise, growing food without petroleum-based pesticides/fertilizers, and delivering that food to local markets will quickly prove to be the most affordable food available.
For the complete NY Times article click here

FREE Cheese & Wine Tasting May 16th, 4PM at the SSU University Club (attached to the Commons)

FREE Cheese and Wine tasting plus a lecture on the process of making cheese with professional cheese maker, Jonathan White of Cowgirl Creamery! Following the lecture on the cheese making process there will be a tasting of three Sonoma County cheeses. Sara Gacek, the president of the student wine appreciation club, Wine Sense, will accompany the tasting offering several Sonoma County wines to pair with the cheeses. This is a collaboration with dining services who will be preparing light appetizers and acoutrements featuring local, in season produce. All are invited. Only those who are 21+ can participate in the wine tasting. There is no charge.

General Meeting May 14 6:30PM on campus

Take a break with us and join us for the last general meeting of the semester.
Campus location: TBD

Event: Bread Making Workshop May 25th, Time: TBD

Hands on workshop with Bill Hawn using his traditional wood-fired, bread baking oven. We will be making bread to take home and pizzas for lunch! Space is limited so please let us know asap is you are interested in participating. Location details will be offered when you register for the event.

ALERT: No Farm Bill Extension! Calls Needed Today

4/15/08 This week Members of Congress will decide between continuing to work on a new farm bill or simply to extend the current bill for another 1-2 years. If the current bill is extended, we will lose significant policy gains and funding increases for conservation, beginning farmer and ranchers, organic production and research, nutrition assistance, renewable energy, and local food systems. Tell your Elected Officials to do their jobs and pass a new farm bill with important sustainable agriculture gains intact!

the wisdom of the snail —Slow Food’s symbol

the wisdom of the snail —Slow Food’s symbol
The snail was chosen because it moves slowly and calmly eats its way through life. The snail not only teaches us the virtue of slowness, but its small, unassuming size reminds us that even one individual, at a grassroots level can yield tremendous power.