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Frequently Asked Questions


Can you change the mailing address associated with my membership?

Sorry, No. Your membership with Slow Food is managed by the staff of Slow Food USA. If you need to change your mailing address or email, please contact them.

If you need to get in touch with SFUSA, you can email them at membership@slowfoodusa.org or call them at (718) 260 – 8000. Their website is here.

I'd like to join (or renew)... how can I do that?

You can join or renew online.

Do I have to be a member to attend your events?

Typically, no. Usually our events are open to the general public, but from time to time, we may reserve spots for members only, especially for popular events where space is limited or offer reduced prices to Slow Food members.

What do your events cost?

Most of our events are between $20 and $40 per person, which covers the cost of food, beverages, and space. Occasionally, fundraisers will cost more, but those events will always be declared as fundraisers.

Where do you get your funding?

Local chapters receive 3% of Slow Food membership dues ($1.80 to $2.25 per membership). The bulk of monies spent in the service of our mission are gradually raised through local events and occasional special fundraisers.

How can I get more involved?

That's the question we were hoping for! Slow Food West Michigan is completely member-driven, so we need all the help we can get.

  • Volunteer: From time to time we need volunteers to staff our events or to help with outreach programs. Write us at info@slowfoodwestmichigan.org.
  • Plan an event: Contact us about holding an educational tasting at your favorite ethnic restaurant, or take us on a walking-tour of a culinary-rich area, or help us to organize a volunteer-day at one of the region's farms.
  • Come chat with us: Come to one of our events, and meet your fellow members (you have joined, right?) and brainstorm about how to bring your knowledge and passion to the cause.
  • Come to a planning meeting: The steering committee meets roughly once per quarter. Email us if you'd like to come to one.

I'm coming to visit West Michigan -- where should I eat/drink?

We all have our favorites, but an excellent place to start is by looking over the awardees of our "Snail of Approval". If you have a more specific question, contact us.

Where should I shop for good food?

Again, the best place to start is with our "Snail of Approval" program. If you have a more specific question, contact us.

I have something that I'd like Slow Food to promote

Contact us and let's talk. We are always interested in learning about opportunities to support good, clean, and fair food.


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