Slow Food: Good, Clean and Fair Food for Everyone
The international Slow Food movement began in 1986 when Italian journalist Carlo Petrini became outraged at the proposed placement of a McDonald's franchise adjacent to the Spanish Steps in Rome. By 1989, a Slow Food Manifesto was endorsed by delegates from 15 countries. An excerpt from the manifesto states, "Let us rediscover the flavors and savors of regional cooking and banish the degrading effects of Fast Food." Today, Slow Food has over 150,000 members from over 150 countries. Chef Ron has been a Slow Food USA delegate since 2008, and Forest Ridge has been a member of the Slow Food National Garden Project since 2014.