Slow Food USA has 170 local chapters and is part of the Slow Food International network of more than 150,000 members in 150 countries. We are the Slow Food Houston chapter.
Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it, and good for the planet. The Slow Food approach is based on a concept of food that is defined by three interconnected principles: good, clean, and fair.
GOOD: quality, flavorsome and healthy food
CLEAN: production that does not harm the environment
FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers
For more information, check out the Slow Food Manifesto for Quality.
Slow Food Houston encompasses the geographic area of the official City of Houston as recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as the surrounding metropolises, including but not limited to Sugarland, Kingwood, Bellaire, The Woodlands, Pearland, Clear Lake as well as the City of Galveston (until/unless these cities determine to establish their
own city chapters).
As evidenced by the efforts of organizations such as Urban Harvest, Houston Food Policy Workgroup, Recipe for Success and many others, the Houston community is dedicated and interested in addressing issues relating to food inequality, localized‐food systems, gardening, nutrition, and cooking tasty food.
Slow Food connects people with the food they eat, brings the notion of good, clean, and fair food to the forefront and celebrates the cultures that inspire dishes that nourish our bodies and our souls. Because we believe that our communities are profoundly affected by what we choose to eat, we champion the right for everyone to have access to high-quality food produced in a sustainable and equitable way.