Slow Food USA's Ark of Taste

Slow Food's Ark of Taste aims to rediscover and catalogue forgotten flavors by documenting excellent food products that are in danger of disappearing. Since the international initiative began in 1996, more than 800 products from over 50 countries have been added to the international Ark of Taste.

The Ark of Taste serves as a resource to those interested in reviving rare breeds and learning about endangered foods, with the goal of encouraging the continued production and consumption of these delicious foods. Ark of Taste nominations in the United States are reviewed by a committee of Slow Food USA members. Nominated foods are reviewed on an on-going basis. Click here to to learn about Ark of Taste products and the criteria for Ark of Taste product selection.

Although the Ark is first and foremost a catalogue of products, in order to help the public find these unique foods, Slow Food USA and LocalHarvest have teamed up to promote farmers who grow or make Ark foods. Producers may now self identify in their LocalHarvest listings which Ark products they grow and sell. Slow Food USA does not review the information found in the listings, so users may want to contact the farm to confirm that all information is current. The Ark of Taste designation is not an indicator of a specific production method, such as organic or grass-fed; that information is found in the Farming Practices section of each producer's listing.

Ark of Taste Products

Grains/Cereals  Cheeses  Fruits  Herbs & Spices  Meat & Poultry 
Meat & Poultry  Meat Products  Nuts  Pulses (beans, peas & lentils)  Fish & Shellfish  Vegetables  Wines & Vinegars  Prepared Foods  Beverages  Other