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SLOW FOOD Martha’s Vineyard (MV) is the Martha’s Vineyard convivium (chapter) of SLOW FOOD, a non-profit, eco-gastronnomic member-supported, international organization founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Today, there are over 80,000 members all over the world. 

Who We Are
We are the members of Slow Food who live on Martha’s Vineyard. Slow Food MV is entirely organized and run by volunteers, drawing talent, expertise and ambition from our members and friends around the island. Founded in 2005, each year we elect four members to represent us and lead us in building a convivium and creating community events. Current leaders are Elizabeth Germain (president), Rick Karney (vice-president), Cathy Walthers (secretary), and Janice Haynes (treasurer). 

What We Do
As a non-profit organization, SLOW FOOD MV carries out the Slow Food Mission on a local level. We support those who contribute to a good, clean, and fair food system, both for-profit and not-for-profit. We advocate sustainability and bio-diversity through educational events and promote the consumption of seasonal and local foods. We support our island farmers, fishers, artisans, and everyone who produces and supports local food. We also just love to eat local, something we do a lot of at our events. 

 Slow Food USA Mission
SLOW FOOD USA envisions a future food system that is based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice -- in essence, a food system that is good, clean and fair. We seek to catalyze a broad cultural shift away from the destructive effects of an industrial food system and fast life; toward the regenerative cultural, social and economic benefits of a sustainable food system, regional food traditions, the pleasures of the table, and a slower and more harmonious rhythm of life.
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What We Are

UPCOMING EVENTS



July 22, 2008


4th Annual Summer

Potluck & Fundraiser




Keynote Speaker

MICHAEL POLLAN

New Ag Hall,

West Tisbury

6:00 PM  - 9:30 PM


August 29 - Sept 1, 2008

SLOW FOOD NATION

San Franscisco


October 23-27, 2008

TERRA MADRE

Turin, Italy








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Elizabeth Germain:  508.645.9466

Cathy Walthers: