Tomorrow is the first day of summer! Each season has its charms, but summer is in the running to be the most delicious. We are looking forward to ripening berries, sunny picnics, and farm-fresh treats.
Here are some of the highlights of past/upcoming Slow Food events. Of special note (more details below...):
Upcoming Slow Food Seattle Events
- Thu, July 10, 7-8pm: Slow Food Seattle July 2014 Book Club: Growing A Feast by Kurt Timmermeister. Meeting to be held at the home of Leslie Seaton, Slow Food Board Member. Please email Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- Sun, July 13, 10:45am: Slow Food Seattle Member Farm Visit to Kurtwood Farms! Please note! We are running a special early bird ticket offer: buy your ticket before 11:59pm Pacific on Thu, Jun 26, and you’ll be entered in a drawing on the day for a half-flat of delicious Slow Food canned tuna from our March tuna canning event.
- Sun, Aug 10, 1pm: Slow Food Seattle Summer Picnic Potluck. Save the date! Details to follow, but mark your calendars for a picnic potluck to celebrate the bounty of summer! Theme for the picnic: Slow Food Stories. What is a dish that has history for you, your culture, your family? Come share your dish and your story! (No particular story to share? That's okay, just make a favorite picnic dish, we'll be happy to share it!) Location TBD but will be added soon.
Vote for your neighbors in the Slow Food Speakeasy contest!
Slow Food USA is running a “Slow Food Speakeasy” contest, which asked entrants to create a cocktail focusing on Ark of Taste products and local ingredients.
And some of our Slow Food neighbors here in Seattle – Christa and Shaun over at Booze Nerds – have made it to the finals! They are one of twelve contests in the final running to win a trip to the Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto world meeting in Turin, Italy.
Sign up for the Book Club email list!
If you love to read, and you love good food, consider joining our Slow Food Book Club. It's free, open to members and non-members, and focuses on food topics. We meet every other month on the second Thursday. Right now, our location isn't fixed, although if we get a majority of folks in one area, we can definitely discuss what's convenient.
Our next meeting is on July 10 to read Growing a Feast (see above). What will we read after that? You can help us decide! We'll read anything related to food: memoir, classics, policy, farm-focused, etc. We're going to start a specific list just for Book Club communications. Want to get on the list to learn about future book votes, etc.? Sign up here!
Urban Edible Plant Walk with “The Front Yard Forager”
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Other Community Activities
And stay tuned for more great activities with Slow Food Seattle this year!