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Slow Food USA seeks to create dramatic and lasting change in the food system. We reconnect Americans with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food. We work to inspire a transformation in food policy, production practices and market forces so that they ensure equity, sustainability and pleasure in the food we eat.


Angelato Foods
We believe in using fresh, natural and local ingredients to create world-class gelato—wonderfully perfumed and velvety textured. Whether the flavor is traditional Italian, otherworldly exotic, or homegrown Americana, we always remain true to the artisan tradition of gelato. It’s a tradition of creating products with love that are intended to be enjoyed with gusto.

Bonnie’s Jams  
Bonnie Shershow's handmade jams, jellies and preserves are made from original recipes inspired by the fruits of the season. The most fragrant and freshest fruits gathered from around New England are the basis for the intense taste that makes the jams truly remarkable. And to ensure that each jam reflects the true flavor of the fruit, Bonnie uses no pectin and half the sugar of commercial jams.

Centre Street Café
Our pasture-raised beef and lamb come from Brimfield, Mass., our organic milk and cheeses from small dairies in New Hampshire and Vermont, and during the growing season, almost all of the café's produce comes from small Massachusetts farms. During the growing season, it is not unusual to find produce on our menu that was picked that very morning, much of which we also "put up" to carry us through the winter doldrums. The café may be the only restaurant in the city to serve house-dried heirloom tomatoes, and we frequently smoke hams and bacon or cure pancetta from a family farm in Vermont.

Cuisine en Locale
Cuisine en Locale is a personal chef service that uses local ingredients to provide in-home solutions to all kinds of food needs. For parties, events or family meals, we source our ingredients directly from farmers to create the perfect fresh, delicious and unique menu to suit you.

Deep Ellum      
We are a neighborhood restaurant and bar that specializes in craft beer, classic cocktails, and comfort food. We do all that we can in house, from the bitters and syrups the bar uses to the house-made sausages, charcuterie and pickles. We also take great pride in our service and do our best to make sure people have a good time when they come to Deep Ellum.

Don Otto’s Market
Don Otto's Market features produce, dairy products, naturally  raised meats, artisanal New England cheese and other locally made products. We have two chefs, Dave and Isaac, who prepare different dishes daily with our organic produce and naturally raised meats. Don Otto's Market aims to encourage local farmers to produce healthy foods with a responsible long-term vision so that our bodies and our environment will see a better future.

Down Home Delivery & Catering
The Webster family is proud to introduce you to Down Home Delivery & Catering—the best down-home Southern cooking … DELIVERED! That’s right! DELIVERED—hot, fresh and delicious right to your door. Operating from our state-of-the-art kitchen facility, Crop Circle Culinary Kitchen (Jamaica Plain, Mass.), our chefs work daily to prepare all of your traditional soul-food favorites. Using traditional recipes passed down through generations of great cooks from Macon, Ga., we’re proud to keep current a culture, taste and passion for food that is often lost with in our fast-paced Northern lifestyle.

Inspired by the supper clubs and salons of 1930s Madrid, Estragon brings Old-World charm and a bohemian flair to the tapas experience. The menu focuses on the fresh and the simple, traversing the entire culinary landscape of Spain, and with an all-Spanish, all-affordable wine-list, a night at Estragon is like a night in Madrid—or the very next best thing!

Iggy’s Bread    
The mission of Iggy's Bread of the World is to make breads of the highest quality and then deliver them daily to our customers with the highest standards of service and integrity. Our priority is to learn to work well together, and to create an environment that fosters communication and personal growth. Honesty, mutual respect, sharing and caring for the people and the planet are the values on which our business is based.

The Independent
The Independent is a casual, comfortable neighborhood restaurant and pub located in the heart of Union Square. Our seasonally influenced dinner menu is offered at either of our two bars as well as in the dining room. The kitchen prepares all of their cuisine with simple, classic preparation, using local, sustainable and fresh ingredients. Fresh, local seafood specials are offered daily. The drink menu at The Independent features both standards and new trends. Our wine list is small, featuring mainstays of the Old World while maintaining an emphasis on smaller vineyards, organic and biodynamic practices, and a low markup. The beer list changes seasonally, featuring many local craft breweries, as well as an array of Belgians, making full use of our 16 draft lines and some 30-odd bottles.

We have a dual mission that is best expressed by the line "Responsibly sourced— respectfully priced." That means that we will do our best to purchase as much organic food as possible, and support our local growers during the New England growing season. It also means we will strive to keep our prices reasonable so that we may invite a diverse group to our table. But it does not mean we are 100-percent organic; we juggle organic, local, regional, national and conventional food purchases to maintain prices that allow more people to walk through our doors. 

Paino Organics
Paino Organics guiding principle is that good food is one of the pillars of health and well being. We believe that good food must not only be healthy, but it must also be a pleasure to eat. Our pledge to you is that each natural and organic product we create is as nourishing to the soul as it is to the body. Currently, Paino Organics has developed two exciting soy-food product lines; Primacotta, soy milk ricotta products, and NatureNaise, a healthy mayonnaise alternative. We plan to continue to develop new and exciting organic foods for your enjoyment and health.

Queen of the Pantry
Queen of the Pantry is a playful line of unique condiments handmade in small batches by local artisan and personal chef Yvette Taylor. Products include: Dukkah nut mixes, onion jams and spiced assortments of nuts.

Real Pickles      
Real Pickles is a small, independent business producing pickled products that are raw, vinegar free and 100-percent organic. Our products are made using the traditional natural fermentation process that has been used for centuries all over the world. Raw and fermented foods are rich sources of active cultures and enzymes, and were essential to healthy human diets before the advent of industrial food processing.

Season to Taste
Season to Taste Catering specializes in using farm-to-table products that are responsibly sourced with an eye on seasonality, quality and minimizing environmental impact. Locally grown produce and meats simply taste better and look more beautiful than anything trucked into the Boston area from across the country.

Sherman Market
Union Square's neighborhood café and grocery. Check out our Twitter for the latest deliveries of locally grown and produced foods.

Stone Hearth Pizza
Stone Hearth Pizza Co. has a simple focus—to serve the highest-quality, Neapolitan-style, thin-crust pizza along with gourmet salads and a hand-picked selection of wine and beer. Our menu is forever evolving, but will always incorporate a healthy blend of premium organic, locally produced, sustainable ingredients. These details matter. They help guarantee a superior product, support family farming, protect natural resources and strengthen local economies. Our goal is to create a space that is inviting, warm and a little hip.

When Pigs Fly 
When Pigs Fly Bakery offers a large selection of artisan breads that are chock-full of delicious ingredients. Come visit one of our company stores in Brookline or Somerville, have a sample and see for yourself just how good it is.

Whole Foods    
Whole Foods Market, a uniquely mission-driven company, seeks out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintains the strictest quality standards in the industry and has an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture!