Slow Food USA: Making it Affordable

Do you believe in the basic tenets of the Slow Food movement (good, clean, and fair food for everyone) but have been put off by the organization's pricey events and elitist reputation? Well, September is is a good time to revisit Slow Food USA as they launch two affordable campaigns: A pay-what-you-can membership drive and the $5 Challenge. Read on for details!

Slow Food USA believes that slow food shouldn't have to cost more than fast food so they've organized a challenge to prove that a good, homecooked meal can be made for $5 per person (the cost of a typical 'value meal' at a fast food chain.) The idea is to gather together on September 17th with your friends, family and community to share a home cooked meal that costs no more than $5 per person.

To sign up for the challenge, visit their webpage. You can host a meal, throw a potluck or join another meal in your community using their website's search page. The website also offers cooking tips, ideas for meals, and help with planning.

And while you're there, check out the Slow Food USA membership page. For the month of September only, you can join Slow Food USA at a Pay What You Can Level. Now that's affordable!

Well done, Slow Food USA!

Related: What is Slow Food to You?

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Dana Velden is a freelance food writer. She lives, eats, plays, and gets lost in Oakland, California where she is in the throes of raising her first tomato plant.

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