About Us


1.  Support and promote our local farmers and their products, with an emphasis on farmers who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

2.  Support the products and activities of those who are preserving (or inventing) local and regional traditions in the growing and preparation of food.

3.  Present educational programs and events that enhance member and community knowledge about sustainable farming and food production; biodiversity; food traditions; the role of equity, inclusion and justice in farming and food production; and the benefits of eating food that is fresh, seasonal, and locally produced.

4.  Create events that take place at table to increase the sense of community among members of the Sonoma County North chapter, members of fellow Sonoma County chapters, and members of the community.

5.  Develop and broaden relationships and exchanges with others who share the guiding values of Slow Food, and engage with community projects and organizations that promote food justice and equity in bringing food from farm to table.

6.  Develop or engage in projects that reach beyond Sonoma County to foster cultural exchange and support the food production and educational activities of struggling communities in the United States and elsewhere.


P.O. Box 1494 | Healdsburg CA | 95448

Leaders 2023-24

contact:  slowfoodsonomacountynorth@gmail.com


Debbi Crapeau, Co-Chair, School Gardens

Mark Crapeau, Treasurer

Carol Diaz, Co-Chair, Communications

Marie Giacalone, Events

Kate Hendricks, Membership, Policy

Lisa Hunter, Secretary

Kathy Matonak, Snail of Approval

Shelley Witten, Events

Events Committee

Francesca Giacalone 

Marie Giacalone, Chair  

Kate Hendricks

Lisa Hunter

Kathy Matonak 

Violet Nelson

Denaire Nixon

Barbara Reid

Gina Wagy

Shelley Witten  

Project Leaders

Ark of Taste Grow Out, Debbi Crapeau

Local Farmer, Lisa Hunter

Bodega Red Potato Presidium, Barbara Bowman

School Gardens, Debbi Crapeau

Snail of Approval, Carol Diaz