Renewing America's Food Traditions - RAFT
can YOU do?
RAFT coalition members encourage anyone—food enthusiast, farmer,
fisher, historian, scientist or educator, to more thoroughly
document the history and current status of these foods, and to
propose others for listing.
particular, we recommend that local groups adopt certain foods
from their area, and propose them for the Slow Food Ark of
Taste should they meet the following criteria:
They provide a uniquely-American gastronomical experience of
They are at risk, as biological entities or as culinary
They are or can be produced sustainably;
They are culturally or historically linked to a specific region,
locality, ethnicity or traditional production practice;
also encourage local initiatives to contact us if they would like
assistance in advancing food recovery efforts to safeguard and
promote particular products.