Slow Food Sacramento: Part of the worldwide network advocating for 
good, clean & fair food for all!

June News & Upcoming Events!
  • Artisan Candy Tasting - June 23
  • 100 Years of Plenty - Join Slow Food In June At Any $$ Amount
  • Meet Our Delegates to Terra Madre - Our Chapter Sending 5 People
Read about these and more below....

Find Us At:

Artisan Candy Tasting @
Andy's Candy Apothecary
Featuring Puur Chocolates

June 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with an array of fine chocolcates and candies. Enjoy an amazing curated selection of candy with Andy Paul, owner of Andy's Candy Apothecary

Ramon Perez, owner of Puur Chocolat, will lead us through several of his creations as well. He has recently returned from a trip to Equador, where he visited cacao farms and got inspiration for new flavor combinations. 

Andy's Candy Apothecary is located in downtown Sacramento at 1012 9th Street. This event will sell out so please Purchase Tickets while they last. 

100 Years of Plenty
Help Save Biodiversity


Slow Food USA is dedicating June to
100 Years of Plenty, a fundraising campaign that highlights the Ark of Taste and the importance of biodiversity. Any donation this month will make someone a member; all newcomers welcome!

The plight of our biodiversity is more urgent than ever: In the last century, we lost 95% of the agricultural biodiversity in the United States. This pattern is not a future we can afford. Together, we can reverse the tide of food and agriculture losses that defined the last century. 

Speak Out Against H.R. 5003
Childhood Nutrition Block Grants

The current version of the Childhood Nutrition legislation is bad for kids. It proposes a new funding strategy based on block grants. 

Why are block grants bad for kids? The block grants would cut funding for school meal programs in three pilot states. Additionally, they would:

  • Eliminate national nutrition standards and allow states to determine eligilbility requirements;
  • Cap funding, meaning states are only able to feed as many kids as funding allows and cannot adapt to increased need;
  • Be harmful to children's health and wellbeing, and undo the progress that's been made for school meal programs in recent decades;
  • Allow states to use funding for other purposes that may be only vaguely related to school meals. 
Oppose these harmful tactics by signing the Food, Research and Action Center petition on behalf of Slow Food Sacramento. Slow Food members should also call their congressional representative to state your opposition. 

Meet Our Chapter Delegates to 
Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, 
Turin, Italy - Sept. 22-26

It's official! Slow Food Sacramento will be represented by five delegates to Terra Madre, the international gathering of food producers, chefs and other food experts. Together they will share the table and share ideas on how to improve world food systems. Learn Terra Madre and all our delegates here. This month we are introducing Chanowk Yisrael.

Chanowk Yisrael left a lucrative career in technology in 2008 to found Yisrael Family Urban Farms with his wife Judith. Since turning his attentions from computers to agriculture he has developed one of the most successful and productive urban farms in Sacramento located in Oak Park, a low-income neighborhood considered a food desert with nary a farm for miles around when he undertook growing food for his family on a one-half acre plot adjacent to his home. Today that small plot hosts 40 fruit trees, 11 chickens, a stocked greenhouse, a honeybee hive, and vegetables of every variety grown in all seasons. Chanowk made it his goal to feed his family of 11 year round on what they grew both for health reasons and to reinvigorate an urban connection to the earth. Read more about Chanowk...

Learn more next month about our additional two delegates: Brenda Ruiz (School Gardens and Youth Projects Director and Slow Food California Policy Committee Chair) and, Lisa Frank (graduate of the University of Gastronomic Sciences and instigator of Slow Beer California). We have never had so many delegates attend the largest international gathering of Slow Food members and supporters.

Fundraising for travel stipends Expect to hear more about our Sacramento delegates in upcoming newsletters. We would like to provide a minimum stipend of $1,500 to help offset airfare and miscellaneous costs.  We'll be doing some fundraisers and sending links, so you can make a contribution in whatever sum works for you. Thank you for helping ensure that a broad spectrum of leaders is able to represent us at Terra Madre. 

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