SFS July Book Club: “Growing a Feast” by Kurt Timmermeister

Kurt BookPlease join us for our July SFS Book Club! We are reading Growing a Feast by Kurt Timmermeister in anticipation of our farm visit to Kurtwood Farms.

We’ll be meeting at 6:30pm on Thursday, July 10th, at the home of board member Leslie Seaton in the Bryant neighborhood. We’ll enjoy the (fingers crossed) sunshine in the large backyard.

Our book club is free to attend, open to members and non-members, and low commitment! We’re a welcoming, fun group and there will be some tasty food (and Kurtwood Farm cheese!) to enjoy.

To sign up, please RSVP on Facebook and send an email to membership@slowfoodseattle.org for address specifics. (No Facebook account? Feel free to just send an email.)

And please consider also joining us at our farm tour the following Sunday. Details here!

Kurtwood Farm Tour Tickets on Sale – Bonus Tuna Drawing for Early Birds

Our tickets for our July 13 visit to Kurt Timmermeister’s Kurtwood Farms are open to the general public today! Details below.

And early bird ticket buyers (buy before 11:59pm Pacific time Thursday June 26) will be entered in a drawing for a half flat of tuna. Two prizes will be given away.

Tickets here!

Join Slow Food Seattle for a casual afternoon tour of Kurtwood Farms on Vashon Island and see firsthand where all of Kurt Timmermeister’s farmstead cheese is created along with an inside look at what it takes to run a small-farm. At the end of the tour, we’ll gather together for a guided cheese-tasting from Kurt with some simple accompaniments.

This is a very special opportunity: the Farm is not open for public events, and Kurt is making this available just to Slow Food Seattle. We are very excited to be able to offer this unique event.

Cheese will be available for purchase to take home with you too. Feel free to pack a lunch and stay for a picnic on the property! Kurt will also have copies of his new bookGrowing a Feast available for purchase (or bring your own copy, he’ll be happy to sign).

Tickets

  • Slow Food members: $20/person (Members: discount codes were sent out via email. If you have not received, please email membership@slowfoodeseattle.org.)
  • Non-members: $40/person (Not yet a member and want to join Slow Food? One of the benefits is discounts and pre-sale or exclusive access to events like this. Learn more at Slow Food USA and indicate SFS Seattle as your primary chapter.)

Plan to make a day on Vashon and take in the gorgeous views. We suggest you dress casual and wear boots or suitable shoes for walking around the farm. Much of the day, if not all, will be outside – layers, rain gear, sunscreen, are a good bet. As mentioned, you may also want to bring along a picnic and picnic blanket. The event will go on rain or shine.

See the ticket page for details on the ferry to take, etc.