our friends

 
 

Slow Food is one of many groups and organizations working toward similar goals. Many such organizations have web sites, activities, and programs that add greatly to the voice for support of local food production and consumption, and other ideals supported by Slow Food. We hope you will visit these web sites to learn more. Perhaps you will find other organizations you wish to support or join. By combining our voices and supporting one another, we can speak loudly, and be heard by more people.


There is a wealth of information available to help us support our Slow Food values.


(If you are looking for our food producer friends, please go to our LOCAL FOOD page.)


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SLOW FOOD FRIENDS


Slow Food International

www.slowfood.com


Slow Food USA

www.slowfoodusa.org


Slow Food Nation

www.slowfoodnation.org


Slow Food in Schools - Garden to Table

www.slowfoodusa.org/index.php/programs/details/in_schools/


Slow Food Blog

www.slowfoodblog.org


Slow Food Seattle

Jennifer Johnson

Madeline Dow

info@slowfoodseattle.org

www.slowfoodseattle.org


Fourth Corner Slow Food

Bellingham and Whatcom County

diana_carol@msn.com


Slow Food North Olympic Peninsula

North Olympic Peninsula

Ann Pougiales - translaw@pougiales.com

www.slowfoodnortholympicpeninsula.org


Slow Food Port Susan

Stanwood - Camano Island

www.slowfoodportsusan.org


Slow Food Small Green Island

Orcas Island

Elise Anderson - orcaskids@centurytel.net


Land and Sea Slow Food Convivium

San Juan Island

Linda Degnan Cobos - westboy@rockisland.com


Slow Food Spokane River

Spokane

Jennifer Hall - crackrup@comcast.net

groups.google.com/group/SF-SpokaneRiverInfo


Slow Food Snoqualmie

Duvall

Elizabeth Walker

ewtreelady@gmail.com


Slow Food Olympia

Olympia

Loretta Seppanen

laurel.lodge@comcast.net


Slow Food Upper Columbia

Rice

Lora Lee Misterly - misterly@ultapix.com


Slow Food Whidbey Island

Coupeville

Barbara Graham barbinki@gmail.com

Vincent Nattress  vincentnattress@hotmail.com


RAFT (Renewing America's Food Traditions) www.environment.nau.edu/raft/


SKAGIT COUNTY


Fidalgo Backyard Wildlife Habitat project:

Fostering a community living in harmony with nature.

Fidalgo Be Wild e-newsletter - fidalgowildlifeHabitat@gmail.com


Friends of Skagit County

www.friendsofskagitcounty.org

Save farms and forests. Stop sprawl.


Friends of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands

www.friendsoftheacfl.org

Dedicated to the preservation of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands through education, outreach, and stewardship.


Madrona Center

www.madronacenter.org

A community of free thinkers that promote a sustainable future for all


The Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC)

A registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to farmland preservation. Donations to the NABC are used to support our mission to preserve farmland by strengthening the economic vitality of farming in northwest Washington. Generous gifts from community partners will help sustain NABC programs, including Puget Sound Food Network (PSFN) is a staff supported online tool enabling limited income food producers and small businesses to create new market opportunities in the Puget Sound region, and creates collaborative partnerships in order to strengthen our regional food infrastructure. Donate online at http://www.agbizcenter.org/donate

Please visit www.psfn.org or contact the Northwest Agriculture Business Center at 360-336-3666 for information. 


Skagit County Farmland Legacy Program

www.skagitcounty.net/farmland

A county initiative that purchases agricultural easements on Skagit farmland, and works to support policies, programs, and plans that enhance the local agricultural industry.


Skagit Land Trust

www.skagitlandtrust.org

Protects wildlife habitat, agricultural and forest lands, scenic open space, wetlands, and shorelines throughout the mainland and islands of Skagit County for the benefit of our community and as a legacy for future generations.


Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland

www.skagitonians.org

SPF is a nonprofit membership-driven organization founded in 1989 by local farmers to support and strengthen the economic viability of family farming in the Skagit Valley through land protection and agricultural marketing initiatives.


South Fidalgo Community Council

Be a part of planning for South Fidalgo's future.

www.southfidalgo.org


Transition Fidalgo & Friends

Welcome to Transition Fidalgo & Friends, part of a fast-growing number of communities embarked upon the great adventure of learning to live more sustainably. Across the country and around the world, Transition communities are building future resilience by growing their own food, re-learning basic skills, localizing economies, re-thinking transportation, installing solar panels, tapping the energy of youth, and honoring the wisdom of elders—and all while reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

www.transitionfidalgo.org


Veg Trials at La Conner Flats

www.laconnerflats.com

Helping home gardeners and commercial producers identify varieties and cultural practices for the Puget Sound maritime climate through research, demonstration, and education. Serving as a catalyst for 'farm to table.'


Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation

www.wwfrf.org

At the WSU Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon


WSU Master Gardeners

http://gardening.wsu.edu

Master Gardeners Program and Monthly Regional Gardening Column


WSU Skagit County Extension

http://skagit.wsu.edu www.mtvernon.wsu.edu

Washington State University Extension helps people develop leadership skills and use research-based knowledge to improve economic status and quality of life.


REGIONAL


Access to Healthy Foods Coalition
www.accesstohealthyfoods.org
info@accesstohealthyfoods.org

The Access to Healthy Foods Coalition promotes policy and environmental change that will increase access to healthy foods where Washington citizens live, learn, work, and play.   

 

British Columbia: Farm Folk/City Folk

www.ffcf.bc.ca

Works with food communities to develop a local, sustainable food system in British Columbia.


Cascade Harvest Coalition

www.cascadeharvest.org

Building healthy food and farm systems by cultivating common ground among farming and non-farming communities. Including Washington FarmLink - The Resource Center for Farms and Farmers in Transition


Chef's Collaborative

http://chefscollaborative.org

http://seattle.chefscollaborative.org

Our growing community of chefs, farmers, fishers, educators, and food lovers is dedicated to promoting sustainable cuisine.


North Cascades Institute

www.ncascades.org

Works to conserve and restore Northwest environments through education.


NW Farms & Food

NW Farms & Food is an e-magazine, interactive farm & food map, and information website covering news, local foods and sustainable farming in the Pacific Northwest

P.O. Box 5624

Bellingham, WA  98227

(360) 733-3337

pr@nwfarmsandfood.com

www.NWFarmsandFood.com


PCC Farmland Trust

www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/farmtrust

The PCC Farmland Trust secures, preserves, and stewards threatened farmland in the Northwest, to ensure that generations of local farmers productively farm it using sustainable, organic growing methods.


People for Puget Sound

www.pugetsound.org

Our mission is to protect and restore Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits -- our living waters, the land, and our common futures.


Priorities for a Healthy Washington

www.environmentalpriorities.org

Each year we propose four priorities to promote a more healthy Washington.


Puget Sound Food Network

Connecting local food producers and products to a discerning and growing buyers market in the Puget Sound region. Founded in late 2009, the network is an all-season, dynamic local resource for members in our community who supply and demand regionally sourced products for their businesses, and who work to increase market access to locally produced food for all.

www.psfn.org 


Puget Sound Fresh

www.pugetsoundfresh.org

Dedicated to local agriculture, partnering with local counties.


Quillisascut Farm School of the Domestic Arts

www.quillisascutcheese.com

The School offers participatory education about where food comes from, changing the way people cook and eat for a better food future.


Snohomish County Focus on Farming

www.co.snohomish.wa.us click on Focus on Farming

Preserving and Enhancing Snohomish County Farms through Innovation


Sustainable Connections

www.sconnect.org

NW Washington's Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

Including downloadable Whatcom County Farm Map & Guide


Tilth Producers of Washington

www.tilthproducers.org

Buy Washington Organics, Local Food that's Good for You and the Planet - Farm Directory, Event Calendar and much more


Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

www.wdfw.wa.gov

In a world where the human population is expanding and consuming more land for homes and businesses that was once fish and wildlife habitat, it is important that someone look after the interests of fish and wildlife.


Washington Environmental Council

www.wecprotects.org

Protects what Washingtonians care about -- our land and water, fish and wildlife, and our special way of life.


Washington Farmers Markets

www.wafarmersmarkets.com

Directory of markets listed in alphabetical order by city in which they operate.


Washington State Growth Management Act

www.ocd.wa.gov/growth

Growth Management Services


Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network

www.wsffn.org

The Network is a broad-based, statewide advocacy organization promoting sustainable and organic agriculture and family farms in Washington State.


Whidbey Island Farm Tour

An annual tour of Whidbey Island's Farms

www.whidbeyfarmtour.com


WSU Island County Extension

www.island.wsu.edu

Including Agriculture Sustainability & Land Stewardship Program


NATIONAL


100 Mile Diet

www.100milediet.org

Local Eating for Global Change


American Farmland Trust

www.farmland.org

Transform US farm policy to strengthen the future of American agriculture; Protect the best land by supporting effective state and local farmland protection initiatives; Plan for agriculture to keep farming viable and help communities balance growth while protecting working land; Keep the land healthy and productive by encouraging stewardship practices that safeguard our nation's natural resources.


The American Institute of Wine & Food

www.aiwf.org

Perfect blend of people, pursuits, and places.


American Livestock Breeds Conservancy

Founded in 1977, they are the pioneer organization in the U.S. working to conserve historic breeds and genetic diversity in livestock.

http://albc-usa.org


Bioneers

Revolution from the heart of nature

www.bioneers.org


Cheese by Hand

www.cheesebyhand.com

Discovering America One Cheese at a Time


Cultivating Success

www.cultivatingsuccess.org

Sustainable Small Farms Education

Creating and implementing educational programs to increase the number and foster the success of sustainable small acreage farmers and ranchers in Idaho and Washington.


Eat Well Guide

www.eatwellguide.org

Find food in your neighborhood and when you travel that is healthful, humane, better for the environment and that supports family farmers.


Energy Bulletin

Peak Oil News Clearinghouse

www.energybulletin.net


Kitchen Gardeners International

www.kitchengardeners.org

Promoting the "localest" food of all, globally.


Local Harvest

www.localharvest.org

The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.


Local Food Plus

www.localfoodplus.ca

Let's go the distance so our food doesn't have to.


Local Food Plus

www.localfoodplus.ca

Let's go the distance so our food doesn't have to.


Locavores

www.locavores.com

www.eatlocalchallenge.com

Celebrate your foodshed.


Micheal Pollan

www.michaelpollan.com


Native Seeds/Search

www.nativeseeds.org

Ancient seeds for modern needs


The New Farm

www.newfarm.org

Farmer-to-farmer know-how from the Rodale Institute


Oldways

www.oldwayspt.org

Advocates for better eating and drinking


Outstanding in the Field

www.outstandinginthefield.com

The farmers and food artisans who provide ingredients for the feast share equal billing with the star chefs who cook it.


The Relocalization Network

relocalize.net


Save our Wild Salmon

www.wildsalmon.org and www.giveadamforsalmon.org

A nationwide coalition of conservation organizations, commercial and sport fishing associations, businesses, river groups, and taxpayer and clean energy advocates working collectively to restore healthy, sustainable wild salmon to the rivers, streams and oceans of the Pacific Salmon states.


Spoons Across America

http://spoonsacrossamerica.org

A Source for Children's Culinary Education


Sustainable Table

www.sustainabletable.org

Celebrates the sustainable food movement, educates consumers on food related issues, and works to build community through food.


Weston A. Price Foundation

www.westonaprice.org

Wise Traditions in Food, Farming, and the Healing Arts.

The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research, and activism.


Wise Food Ways

They create community, restore relationship, and help us remember a pace of life that includes cooking and eating at home in the joyful presence of friends and extended family.

www.wisefoodways.com

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