DENVER, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Slow Food USA proudly announces Slow Food Nations in Denver, Colorado from July 14-16, 2017. Inspired by Slow Food International's biennial Terra Madre gathering in Turin, Italy, Slow Food Nations will combine the energy of a street food festival, rigor of an academic conference, and inspiration of a cultural exchange. Alice Waters, Ron Finley, Simran Sethi, Jack Johnson, Hosea Rosenberg, and Alon Shaya are just a few of many food movement leaders joining the festival.
Entrance to the festival is free and includes a taste marketplace with 100 exhibitors and producers, an outdoor culinary stage, gardening and cooking activities for kids and families, heritage food tastings, author talks, and many more events.
Slow Food leaders from around the globe will participate in an all-day delegate summit on Friday, including small group discussions, focused working groups, and a lunch by Alice Waters that will explore school lunch as an academic subject. Delegates will then serve as hosts and speakers during the weekend festival.
The first round of ticketed events went on sale Monday, April 10 and include taste workshops, block parties, regional food and farm tours, roundtable discussions, and one-of-a-kind dinners.
Slow Food Nations reimagines the food festival to inspire individuals and communities to change the world through food that is good, clean and fair. As Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini says, "If you want to change the world, don't do it with sadness; do it with joy!"
Many more events featuring leaders and innovators from around the world will be announced in the coming weeks. For the full lineup and details, please visit slowfoodnations.org.
About Slow Food
Slow Food is a global, grassroots non-profit organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and encourage renewed interest in the food we eat. Millions of people from over 160 countries are now part of the movement, working for a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. Slow Food USA includes more than 150 local chapters and over 9,000 supporters. Through gathering, campaigning, and partnering, it inspires individuals and communities to change the world through food that is good, clean and fair for all. For more information, visit slowfoodusa.org.