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Online tickets for the (s)low down Gala and Experience Auction now sold out, but you may pay by cash or check at the door...

Artisanal cocktails, seasonal treats and even a whole pig, slow roasted by our friends at Fatty 'Cue. Simply the best party of the season; please come out to support our work with NYC kids!

Don't Be Cruel... Tell Your Rep.

If I eat meat, does that mean that I don’t care about animals? Absolutely not! Including meat in your diet does not have to mean leaving your values at the restaurant or grocery store door. We hope you will join Slow Food NYC in demanding that our New York State legislators support banning the use of gestation and confinement crates.

Spirits of New York: Event Wrap-Up

Ashley Montes, of "Discovering New Sabor", recounts her experience at the Fourth Annual Spirits of New York event.

NGI Sustainable Farming Scholarship

Natural Gourmet Institute is offering a full scholarship to the Sustainable Farming Certificate Program to a member of the Slow Food NYC Community. The Sustainable Farming Certificate Program is a two week hands-on course where students live and work on a biodynamic farm, experience urban farming with one of New York City's leading rooftop farms, Brooklyn Grange, and tour the Greenmarket Co.'s food hub and distribution facility.

Support Sustainability in the 2015 US Dietary Guidelines

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), consisting of nutrition and health experts convened by HHS and USDA, has reviewed current scientific and medical knowledge and prepared an historic report, the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Duck Duck Rye! - Winning Recipes

And here they are, the winning recipes from Duck Duck Rye, the duck and spirits tasting sponsored by Jimmy's No. 43 and Hudson Vallley Duck Farm that took place at Jimmy's No. 43 on Sunday March 22nd.

A recap of the winners, for those who weren't there to taste the duck and meet the chefs:

Ugly Fruit and Veg: Tasty Funactivism!

Have you ever been to the market and seen fruit or veggies that looked all twisted, spotted, and quirky looking? Did you turn around and go right for the produce that was perfect: like yellow bananas still in the bunch and peppers with perfect coloring?

Protect Our Hudson Valley Foodshed

Join Scenic Hudson and City Council Members Daniel R. Garodnick & Donovan Richards Jr. in urging Mayor de Blasio, and the City Council, to allocate funds in the City's 2015 Capital Budget to protect Hudson Valley farmland.

Slow Food NYC on the Mayor's Program for Affordable Housing

At Slow Food NYC, we are strongly in favor of plans that lead to affordable housing, but not at the expensive of existing community garden sites, especially when there are plenty of other alternative sites available.

What is Source Verification?

The CEO of The Natural Gourmet Institute, and chair of Slow Food NYC, explains Source Verification.

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