ABOUT

Slow Food Columbus seeks to create dramatic and lasting change toward a more sustainable food system. We work to promote foods grown, produced, and prepared here in Central Ohio, advocate for fair pricing in our food supply, and seek to bring our community together with events that are simply fun.

In the words of our parent organization, Slow Food International, which began in Italy, "Slow Food was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world."

We are guided by Slow Food International’s principle of “good, clean, and fair food for all.” Good meaning food should be of high quality, flavorful, and healthy. Clean in that production of food does not harm the environment. And fair in that food prices should be both accessible to consumers and earn producers a fair wage. We seek to strengthen these values by bringing people together through the common language of food. 

Slow Food Columbus is a volunteer-run nonprofit that relies on membership to support our initiatives.

 

To learn more about the Slow Food movement, please visit Slow Food USA and Slow Food International.
 

 

OUR PRIORITIES

accessibility, visibility, EIJ

This year, we are committed to focusing on three main initiatives: 

Accessibility. We are aiming to increase accessibility to the organization, especially reaching out to members of the community who are not already engaged in the Slow Food Movement.

Visibility. We want to encourage more membership and increase visibility on social media by creating innovative and engaged programming.

Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. As we provide food education events and opportunities, we strive to consider EIJ in all we choose to do.

OUR BOARD
meet our 2022 board of directors

 
Mark Anthony Arceño
Mark Anthony Arceño

SFC Chapter Leader Food Anthropologist and Ohio State Anthropology doctoral alum I joined the Slow Food Columbus Board because I wanted the opportunity to help support and organize the efforts of our members. In my role on the Board, I am most interested in increasing the diversity of our membership and events, all while emphasizing what we can learn from the food we eat.

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Jen Dyer
Jen Dyer

SFC Secretary Stylish pediatric endocrinologist and tech entrepreneur I joined the Board because I am passionate about spreading good health with real food.

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JP Fritz
JP Fritz

SFC Treasurer Owner, Lasting Impressions Event Rentals I joined the Board because I love food—cooking it growing it, tasting it, and learning about it.

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We're looking for new Board members!

If interested, please fill out this form and/or

contact our Chapter Leader markanthony@slowfoodcolumbus.org.