Mission, Vision and Values

What is Slow Food?

Slow Food is an idea, a way of living, and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. Slow Food USA leads the movement in the United States. With more than 250,000 supporters, 25,000 members, and 225 chapters nationwide, Slow Food USA advocates for food and farming policy and practices that are good for the public, good for the planet, and good for farmers and workers.

Slow Food Denver

Slow Food Denver is a chapter of Slow Food USA, which is a member of a worldwide food movement, Slow Food International. Members are the heart of the Slow Food movement, and local chapters organized by local leaders carry out the Slow Food mission in their communities.  Members of Slow Food USA in the Denver and surrounding area are assigned to the Slow Food Denver chapter.


We are feeding ourselves, our families, and our community with easily accessible and nourishing food from our local gardens, farmers, and ranchers.


Slow Food Denver cultivates the enjoyment of local food with all members of the community to create a more just and sustainable food system.


Slow Food Denver is part of a global movement that believes everyone has the right to good, clean, and fair food.  We value:

The Pleasure of Food. The pleasure of sharing food prepared with care from healthy plants and animals builds community.

Education. Educating people about the cultivation, preparation, and appreciation of food empowers democratic change in the food system.

Collaboration. Collaboration among diverse groups of informed producers and consumers creates a resilient, healthy local food community.

Community Involvement. We value the passion and creativity of our members and supporters and encourage participation at all levels of our organization.