So what is Slow Food?
According to Slow Food USA, it’s “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.”
With values like that, it’s no surprise we have a chapter based in Truckee.
In a nutshell, Slow Food is an international movement to counteract our fast paced lives. Slow Food is good, clean and fair food. Slow Food members believe that food should taste good and be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work.
Slow Food Lake Tahoe hosts the popular Dinners in the Barn events and promotes regional farmer’s markets and community supported agriculture (CSAs). They even list some healthy tips and recipes for veggies on their website. And, fundraisers help the Truckee Tahoe Nutrition Coalition which promotes optimum health through nutrition and physical activity such as Fun Food Days, Harvest of the Month, and Fit, Fueled, Ready to Move and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Student Wellness Policy.
Slow Food Lake Tahoe is committed to promoting the environmental and health benefits of slow food and these four key ingredients:
1. Good: Naturally delicious food created with care from healthy plants and animals.
2. Clean: Grown and harvested with methods that have a positive impact on ecosystems and biodiversity.
3. Fair: Produced by people who are treated with dignity and justly compensated for their labor.
4. Fun: Connecting with like-minded community members who savor good food and good times.
To learn more and how you can get involved, please visit www.slowfoodlaketahoe.org