Slow Food Whidbey Island

The Slow Food movement began in Italy in the 1980s as an alternative influence to fast food and is now in over 160 countries worldwide, with more than 100 chapters in the United States. The mission of Slow Food is to promote the principles of local, fresh, and seasonal foods and to bring people back to the table.

Founded in 2010, the Slow Food Whidbey Island chapter maintains a dedication to promoting the Slow Food message of good, clean, and fair food for all. To join our chapter, please go to Once on the site, indicate the WA-Whidbey Island chapter. To become a chapter volunteer, please email us at [email protected].

As the largest chapter in the U.S., Slow Food Whidbey Island is uniquely situated within an ecosystem that offers access to fresh and sustainable seafood as well as a multitude of farmers who supply locals with fresh produce and meat. Food is a generational calling on the island, with many producers tracing their roots back decades—feeding the island they call home. There is a commitment here to sustainably supporting island inhabitants, ensuring that food nourishes and connects.

We believe good food should be tasty, seasonal, local, fresh, and wholesome; clean food should nourish a healthful lifestyle and be produced in ways that preserve biodiversity, sustain the environment, and ensure animal welfare; and fair food should be affordable for all, while respecting the dignity of labor from field to fork.