Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is part of a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members in over 150 countries, which links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

The word good can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. For Slow Food, the idea of good means enjoying delicious food created with care from healthy plants and animals. The pleasures of good food can also help to build community and celebrate culture and regional diversity.

When we talk about clean food, we are talking about nutritious food that is as good for the planet as it is for our bodies. It is grown and harvested with methods that have a positive impact on our local ecosystems and promotes biodiversity.

We believe that food is a universal right. Food that is fair should be accessible to all, regardless of income, and produced by people who are treated with dignity and justly compensated for their labor.

2013 speaker

SFTV Board

Slow Food Tennessee Valley would not be possible without our board members. All board members are volunteers and meet once per month to discuss and plan outreach opportunities as well as plan fundraising events that benefit local farmers and food organizations.

2014-2015 Board Members

Lauren Smith – President

Casey Self – Treasurer

Julie Lien – Secretary

Lauren Breza – Webmaster

Mika Yoshida – Snail of Approval Chair

Kimberly Pettigrew – Communication Chair

Emily Murphy- Membership Chair

Stephanie Russo – Youth Engagement Chair

Amanda McCullough – Special Events Chair


We are now accepting applications for new board members! Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering your time with Slow Food Tennessee Valley.