Line-up for this weekend’s Artisan Food Festival

We’ve got the schedule confirmed for the Slow Food Seattle booth (look for us near the Chef Demo stage) at the Pike Place Market Artisan Food Festival coming up this weekend on Saturday, Sept. 25 and Sunday, Sept. 26.

Readers to EatersOur friends at Readers to Eaters will be joining us with books and speakers on both days. Readers to Eaters promotes food literacy through community food events, education programs, book publishing, and a mobile bookstore.

Saturday, Sept. 25

Sunday, Sept. 26
Come by and learn more about what we do at Slow Food Seattle, our upcoming events, and how to get involved in the Slow Food movement.

Need a map of the festival? Right-click on the Adobe logo to download. Adobe Acrobat PDFLook for us near the Chef Demo stage.

The last quarter of the 20th Century has seen a craft food renaissance world wide. Slow Food, the powerful consumer movement founded in Italy as a counter to fast food, is said to be the biggest consumer based food movement in history. The U.S.-the country that invented the supermarket-now boasts almost 5,000 farmers markets. At the heart of it all is the famous Pike Place Market. On September 25th and 26th, Seattle will celebrate artisan food in the heart of our country’s oldest public market and a leading food trendsetter.

Pike Place Market FoundationThe Pike Place Market Artisan Food Festival is produced by The Market Foundation and is a benefit for the Pike Place Market’s human service agencies: Pike Market Medical Clinic, Child Care & Preschool, Senior Center and the Downtown Food Bank. More info can be found at www.artisanfoodfestival.org.

Volunteer this weekend to support the Pike Place Market Foundation

VDig In! Slow Food USA's national day of action.olunteers are still needed for this weekend’s Pike Place Market Artisan Food Festival on September 25th and 26th. Slow Food Seattle is volunteering as part of Slow Food USA’s “Dig In” initiative, to reach out to our local communities. All proceeds from this weekend’s festival benefit the programs of the Pike Place Market Foundation.

Roles include helping with festival load-in, set-up, stage assistance, tear down – the current areas of greatest need are:

  • Load In: Sat & Sun, 6:30–9:30am – bright & early!
  • Piggy Banks: Sat & Sun – volunteers ask for $1 donations to support the Market Foundation.
  • Money Collecting & Counting: Sat afternoon – just what it sounds like.
  • Mainstage: Sat morning & afternoon – helping bands set up and break down.
  • Chef Stage: Sun, 10am–1:30pm – one volunteer to assist the chefs doing demos.

Call or email Erika Sweet at the Pike Place Market Foundation to register and be sure to identify yourself as a Slow Food Seattle volunteer (to qualify for an apron)! erika.sweet@pikeplacemarket.org or 206.774.5254.

Recruit your friends and family and enjoy the day together. Make a difference and have some fun!

The first 50 volunteers registered will receive one of our new Slow Food Seattle aprons! Stop by the Slow Food Seattle booth (near the chef’s stage) to pick yours up!