Get on the RAFT

You knew were a Seacoast resident, but did you know you are also part of Clambake Nation?

The Slow Food USA initiative called RAFT (Renewing America’s Food Traditions) has organized the United States into regional ‘nations’ based on shared food histories. Within each group, convivia work together with RAFT’s seven supporting organizations to “document, restore, and celebrate” each region’s threatened foods. RAFT also encourages us to identify local foods that should be listed on Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. The Ark list exists to raise awareness of threatened foods, and encourage projects to help preserve them and revive their use. Here’s the list of foods RAFT is specifically working to support in Clambake Nation; as you’ll see, many of our members and associates are actively engaged in growing, cooking, or teaching about many of them, such as American heirloom apples, Native strawberries, and cranberry beans.