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Slow Food News

For Slow Food members and friends in the community:

sfn-boxlogo.jpg† Slow Food Nation, the four-day event originally announced for May 2008, has been changed to Labor Day weekend, August 29 through September 1, 2008.

The Slow Food Nation team changed the date in response to input from farmers who were eager to show their produce at its peak in late summer, as well as opportunities to use some of San Francisco’s most emblematic public spaces, including Fort Mason on San Francisco Bay and the Civic Center Plaza in the heart of the city.

Information will be made available here and on the Slow Food Nation website, but mark your calendars in the meantime!

† Slow Food USA has just launched the Slow Food USA blog, now available at www.slowfoodblog.org. The blog is already a source of articles, opinions and commentary, and news, and we encourage you to take a look and visit it frequently.

good-logo.jpg† Something GOOD for Slow Food: Slow Food USA has also announced a partnership with GOOD as part of GOOD‘s partnership program with 12 nonprofit organizations. The monthly magazine focuses on social, political, and environmental issues, and will donate 100% of its subscription revenue to nonprofit groups. If you sign up for a subscription to GOOD you can designate your $20 subscription fee to Slow Food USA, a win-win situation. Visit the subscription page and consider adding GOOD to your monthly reading list.

† Slow Food’s Fifth International Congress was held from November 8-11 in Puebla, Mexico and brought together nearly 600 delegates from over 130 countries to discuss business issues and strategies and to explore new opportunities for cooperation among Slow Food’s national organizations. Southern California was represented by four delegates, and highlights and information will be posted shortly.