Slow Food Founder at Yale

The Yale Sustainable Food Project is honored to host Carlo Petrini, Founder and President of Slow Food International, on Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 pm.

The event is free and open to the public (with limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis).

Tuesday, April 20, 6:00 pm
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
195 Prospect Street, New Haven, Connecticut

Mr. Petrini is a vibrant force who has led the Slow Food movement to great international visibility. In 2004, he was named a “European Hero” by Time magazine and in January 2008 he was the only Italian to appear in The Guardian’s list of “50 People Who Could Save the World.” At Yale, he will present a talk on the international Slow Food movement and his new book, Terra Madre: Forging a New Global Network of Sustainable Food Communities.

At the core of Slow Food’s mission is the belief that food should taste good; that it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare, or our health; and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work.

Mr. Petrini’s visit is cosponsored by Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale’s Office of Sustainability, Yale Dining, and the Yale Sustainable Food Project.

4 Comments on Slow Food Founder at Yale

  1. This is great. we are milkmen here in Connecticut as in other states in these United States. we deliver fresh milk and dairy and other sustainable agricultural foods direct to the consumer. Farm to Table. Grass fed Beef. Pastured poultry. Organic and free range chicken eggs, fresh vegetables from local farms, and more. The Milkmen deliver.

    The Milkman is Back!

    And we love Carlo Petrini, Michael Pollan, David Gumpert of The Raw Milk Revolution, Dr. Jane Goodall of Harvest for Hope, and many others who tell the truth about foods and our world in relation to these foods. Why we must all take part in the natural world in a positive way, treat animals and plant life with respect, and appreciate local, slow foods, and sustainable agricultural systems.

    Thank you.

    The Milkmen USA

    • Thanks so much for your comment! I am familiar with the area, having grown up in Western Mass. – next door to a small dairy on which I worked from the time i was old enough to throw a square bale. I grew up on fresh milk, and I also saw so many small farmers selling to the pool go out of business and the negative effect that had on my own community, that I couldn’t agree more. We need to be producing as much food locally as possible. Keep up the good work. I’ll try to visit if I get the chance when I am back visiting my family in that area. Go milkmen (and women)!

      Taylor Reid

  2. We’re spreading the word about the new film FRESH: the Movie. Come to a screening and discussion right after the Wooster Market at Foster’s Restaurant in New Haven. This event is not for profit.

    When: Saturday, June 12 from 2-4pm, right after the Wooster market.
    Where: Foster’s Restaurant, 56 Orange St. in New Haven (203) 859-6666. Dave Foster has offered to let market-goers place their food in his walk-in fridge.
    What: FRESH screening/discussion plus appetizers, 1 drink (beer/wine/soda), coffee, dessert and donation to local food bank for $15. That’s a bargain!
    Who: 50 people who care about food. CT Fresh Food Coalition started by Jordan Miller and Chris Treat to bring fresh food ideas to the greater New Haven area.
    Why: Because we want to celebrate the movement to re-invent our food system.
    How: Visit the FRESH website and the screening info page. For information and tickets, e-mail Jordan Miller at

    About FRESH: The Movie
    FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision of our food and our planet’s future. FRESH addresses an ethos that has been sweeping the nation and is a call to action America has been waiting for.

    Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.

  3. Regards for all your efforts that you have put in this. Very interesting info. “He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool.” by Albert Camus.

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