Friday, July 18, 2008

slow food nation

First learned about this organization in the September issue of dwell.
We've all heard of fast food but leave it to our Bay Area revolutionaries to develop this beauty. All copy below is in their words and you can read more at Slow Food Nation.

"Slow Food Nation is a subsidiary non-profit of Slow Food USA and part of the international Slow Food movement. It was created to organize the first-ever American collaborative gathering to unite the growing sustainable food movement and introduce thousands of people to food that is good, clean and fair.

The first annual event of Slow Food Nation takes place on Labor Day 2008 in San Francisco with enjoyable, accessible and educational activities for all Americans.

Slow Food Nation is dedicated to creating a framework for deeper environmental connection to our food and aims to inspire and empower Americans to build a food system that is sustainable, healthy and delicious."

"What is Slow Food Nation?
The largest celebration of American food in history, it will bring together tens of thousands of visitors to San Francisco to experience an extraordinary range of activities highlighting the connection between your plate and the planet. Slow Food Nation will feature tastings, chef demonstrations, a major conference on food values, social justice and the environment, an urban farm, a music festival and workshops, forums, films and interactive exhibits.

When and where is Slow Food Nation?
Labor Day Weekend, Friday, August 29 to Monday, September 1, 2008. Most events will be held in Civic Center and Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

Where can I buy tickets? How much will they cost?
Most of Slow Food Nation will be open to the public. Certain events will be ticketed and prices vary from $10 to $100+ for different events. For tickets, please visit:"

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