Our Mission and Activities
Slow Food Solano is a chapter of the international organization of Slow Food that is dedicated to food that is good, clean, and fair. Our local chapter has been actively working since 2004 to promote and support our rich and varied local agriculture and food producers. As part of an international non-profit organization, we sponsor events and programs that raise funds to support local school gardens. We also work with Slow Food USA on their campaign to improve school lunch programs.
Each year, in addition to planning member potlucks and get-togethers and fundraisers that promote awareness of local food resources and the importance of “eating local,” we co-sponsor with Morningsun Herb Farm the popular Tomato Day on a Sunday in August. This is our major annual fundraiser and gives visitors a chance to sample more than 100 varieties of delicious sun-ripened tomatoes, watch chef demos and picnic in shaded nooks of the gardens.