Slow Food East Bay’s activities are meant to put our values into tangible practice. We seek to build relationships with food producers, connect producers and consumers, teach traditional food skills, raise awareness about our food systems and bring people together around a common table.

Some examples of our past events:

  • Slow Drink Socials
  • Know Your Food Talks
  • Taste Your Food Workshops
  • Local Service Days

Until there are big changes in the way meat gets to market, the most cost-effective way to buy good, healthy, sustainably raised meat is to cooperate with your neighbors to purchase whole animals directly from local ranchers. The Bay Area Meat CSA is a social network to help you find neighbors who want to buy “shares” of meat with you. Every few months, we organize “Meat and Greets” to build the network and give you the chance to meet and talk the ranchers.

  • Grandmother Workshops

Grandmother workshops are informal classes on the traditional cooking and gardening skills our grandmothers used to teach us. The classes are taught by amateurs – though not always by grandmothers – and are usually collaborative, e.g. a group canning or sauerkraut-making.

On Labor Day 2009, we threw a little potluck picnic – over 20,000 people in more than 300 Eat-Ins across all 50 states, from schoolyards to backyards, on farms and in gardens, we told Congress it’s time to fix school lunch.

Follow the links to see our Slow Food East Bay potluck pictures and video and click the TFL logo to go to the Slow Food USA: Time for Lunch! campaign website.

The Time for Lunch Campaign is a project of Slow Food USA, an educational non-profit with the goal of creating a world in which everyone can enjoy food that is good, clean and fair.

Time for Lunch Campaign update!

On December 3, 2010 the US House of Representatives passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

“By a vote of 264 to 157, the House on Thursday passed the bill, which was approved in the Senate by unanimous consent in August. It goes now to President Obama, who intends to sign it.”