Slow Food Yamhill County

reconnecting to our food



A small group of citizens who are passionate about food and want to share that passion with our community.


Care:  We care about local food and food’s role in culture. We take a stand in the name of our community and of good food. We explore and create the Slow Life through growing, cooking, tasting, and sharing.

Cultivate:  We cultivate an ethos of connection, action, and awareness. We champion our local foods, our farmers, our chefs, our vintners and brewers, our bakers and cheese makers, our butchers and coffee roasters, our home cooks and heirloom recipes. We endeavor to bring these experiences to our community and cultivate a sense of pride in our place.

Connect:  We are a community. Above all, we work to connect people, place, the land, and the table. We become catalysts for change by living out our food values, choosing meaning over convenience, and sharing the joys of Slow Food.


The Slow Food international movement officially began when delegates from 15 countries endorsed this manifesto, written by founding member Folco Portinari, on December 10, 1989.

“Our century, which began and has developed under the insignia of industrial civilization, first invented the machine and then took it as its life model.

We are enslaved by speed and have all succumbed to the same insidious virus: Fast Life, which disrupts our habits, pervades the privacy of our homes and forces us to eat Fast Foods.

To be worthy of the name, Homo Sapiens should rid himself of speed before it reduces him to a species in danger of extinction. 

A firm defense of quiet material pleasure is the only way to oppose the universal folly of Fast Life.

May suitable doses of guaranteed sensual pleasure and slow, long-lasting enjoyment preserve us from the contagion of the multitude who mistake frenzy for efficiency.

Our defense should begin at the table with Slow Food
Let us rediscover the flavors and savors of regional cooking and banish the degrading effects of Fast Food.

In the name of productivity, Fast Life has changed our way of being and threatens our environment and our landscapes. So Slow Food is now the only truly progressive answer.

That is what real culture is all about: developing taste rather than demeaning it. And what better way to set about this than an international exchange of experiences, knowledge, projects?

Slow Food guarantees a better future.

Slow Food is an idea that needs plenty of qualified supporters who can help turn this (slow) motion into an international movement, with the little snail as its symbol.”


Visit Slow Food USA

Visit Slow Food International


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