Summer 2016 Slow Food California Newsletter

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Slow Beer, Slow Travel and Policy: Summer Newsletter from Slow Food California

Slow Beer

Slow Beer is Here

Slow Beer CA is brewing in Sacramento, but we want it to spread far and wide—and not at a snail’s pace, either! Just as Slow Food is concerned with the state of our food, craft brewers are concerned with the state of our beer. Slow Beer bridges that gap by bringing Slow Food’s message of good, clean, and fair to a new and thirsty craft beer audience. Read more or email Lisa Frank for more info.

Policy report

Policy Committee Report – Summer 2016

Another legislative year nearly draws to a close. Our representatives and allies have heard from Slow Food California and our supporters. The California Legislature reconvened on August 1, and the last day for each house to pass bills is August 31. The last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills is September 30. Slow Food California and you have been there all along the way. Watch for last minute calls to action as the term ends. Some highlights – and low lights: Read more from Benda Ruiz...

International Connections

Bringing International Connections to California

We can make the international local to enrich our experience of the Slow Food network. Here are some ways it's already happening and others that you may want to explore. Read more from Charity Kenyon...

Slow Travel

Slow Travel 

"When I’m lucky enough to travel to a new place, the first thing I do to prepare for the journey is to see if there is a local Slow Food chapter. Being an active member of Slow Food connects you to a global network of folks who are living and breathing good, clean, and fair as it’s manifested every day in their community. While exhilarating, traveling to a new place can also be exhausting. I always relish the chance to slow down, ground myself in place, and be nourished by Slow Food friends that I didn’t even know I had." Read more from Tiffany Nurrenbern...

Ark of Taste

Slow Food California Ark of Taste Committee

For the second year, the Slow Food California Ark of Taste Committee is leading the effort to organize a booth at the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, Sept 6-8. Along with local chapters Slow Food Russian River and Slow Food Sonoma County North, we'll anchor a triple-sized booth. But we want lots more Slow Food representation and there's plenty of room for all. If you're going to be attending the Expo, plan to spend a little bit of time in our booth, representing your chapter. Requirements include enthusiasm and a basic knowledge of what Slow Food is. Beyond that, bring something to share: an Ark of Taste product that your chapter is championing, some other project that you're working on, food, art, whatever. If this interests you, email Peter Ruddock with your ideas and availability. We'll put you and your chapter on the schedule and look forward to having you in the booth with us.