Slow Food Southwest Washington is growing and evolving, as evidenced by its annual meeting a couple weeks ago at Little Conejo in downtown Vancouver.
The chapter is part of an international movement that started in 1986 in Italy when Carlo Petrini protested the opening of a McDonald’s by the Spanish Steps in Rome. The movement seeks “good, clean and fair food for all,” as its slogan states.
The Southwest Washington chapter started in 2012. Its mission is to inspire people to enjoy, grow and share wholesome food.
Little Conejo provided the space and staff on a Monday night (when the restaurant is normally closed) for the gathering of Slow Food Southwest board members, chefs, farmers and local food activists.
“Slow Food is a great cause that we want to support,” said Mychal Dynes, Little Conejo co-owner.