Renewing America's Food Traditions - RAFT
What is RAFT?
RAFT is a coalition of seven of the most prominent non-profit
food, agriculture, conservation, and educational organizations
dedicated to rescuing America’s diverse foods and food traditions.
These organizations include: American Livestock Breeds
Conservancy, Center for Sustainable Environments at Northern
Arizona University, Chefs Collaborative, Cultural Conservancy,
Native Seed/SEARCH, Seed Savers Exchange, and Slow Food USA. The
coalition was formalized between January and March of 2004 to
support a synergy between these partners and local, tribal, or
regional groups of producers in their on-going work of
safeguarding and revitalizing authentically American foods. The
RAFT project has now received three years of support from the
Cedar Tree Foundation, in addition to its start up support from
the CS Fund and the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust.