Slow Food Asheville is a local chapter, or “convivium,” of the international Slow Food movement. Local groups are called “convivia” because they bring together, in a convivial and enjoyable way, people who love food and traditions. Our convivium was founded in March, 2003. Find out more about us.

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Use AmazonSmile to Support Slow Food

Now you can shop for your favorite Amazon items and help Slow Food Asheville at the same time! AmazonSmile is an easy and automatic way to support your favorite charity or non-profit organization while shopping. There is absolutely no cost for shoppers to participate in AmazonSmile, and you can use it with your Prime membership. […]

Bean Celebration & Member Meeting

You are invited! what / when On Sunday, September 25th, we are hosting a Bean Celebration & Annual Member Meeting in downtown Asheville from 4pm – 6pm. This event is free and open to the public — and it is a potluck! We extend a special welcome to our local chapter members and bean project […]

Appalachian Food Storybank interviews Bill Best

Bill Best is director of the Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center in Berea, Kentucky. Best saves seeds grown and cherished by Appalachian families, helping to preserve mountain culture and biodiversity. He has saved more than 700 varieties of heirloom beans. Peter Kent, a volunteer with Slow Food Asheville and the Appalachian Food Storybank, traveled to Berea […]

Mountain Xpress features Heritage Food Project

2016 Heritage Food Project highlights Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean For its 2016 Heritage Food Project, the local chapter of Slow Food International will highlight the Cherokee Trail of Tears bean, an heirloom varietal that memorializes the forced relocation of the Cherokee people in the mid-19th century from their traditional lands to Oklahoma Territory. Mountain […]

Pick Up Your Bean Seeds

Slow Food Asheville is excited to announce our 2016 Heritage Food Project. The votes have been cast in our community effort to select a heirloom bean variety to feature for the project, and the selected variety is the Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean. This bean, an heirloom memorializing the forced relocation of the Cherokee Indians […]

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