Slow Food Hudson Valley

Slow Food Hudson Valley, founded in June of 2002, is one of 1,500 chapters worldwide which serves as a regional resource that promotes good, clean and fair food.


Slow Food Hudson Valley advocates for our local food system, addressing food injustice, inequity and insecurity, recognizing each person’s necessary and valued role in the food chain and the fundamental right to produce, distribute, and have access to good nutritious food.


Our 6 actionable steps:

  1. Connection: We will work to establish and connect farmers with excess produce, resources, or motivation to address food access issues with the Kingston Emergency Food Coalition to end hunger and racial injustice in the food system, along with donations to the Kingston Community Fridge Project and Cooking Demos/Collaborations with People’s Place.
  2. Visibility: We will increase visibility of the behind-the-scenes growers and producers of food in the region through social media.
  3. Advocacy: We will advocate for a Kingston Central School District Food Service Director that would source a majority of ingredients in school lunches from local farmers and create a school garden program.
  4. Resources: We will share food resources through our website, social Media and handouts.
  5. Teachings: We will post educational and inspirational news, articles, interviews and relevant content to our website and social media.
  6. Donations: We will hold a Holiday/Winter Donation Campaign and donate funds to local organizations to increase meal distribution.