A Slow Holiday Greeting

Last week Slow Food Seattle hosted its final 2009 event at FareStart (see post below), and although the beans have not been counted, things are looking pretty good.  Slow Food Seattle has helped sponsor local youth participation at Terra Madre in Italy and at the Quillisascut Farm School in Rice, WA. Thank you to our members and friends who helped support our programs and initiatives to strengthen the local food community and advocate for good, clean and fair food for all.  We wish you all an exceptional and slow holiday season.

The Slow Food Seattle chapter is currently planning 2010 events and strategies for implementing Slow Food USA’s important mission locally. Good things are brewing, including:

  • Annual membership meeting/meet and greet
  • Italian olive oil presentation and dinner
  • Foraging event
  • After school food and nutrition classes at a local teen center
  • Terra Madre 2010 fundraiser

Good Turkey

Thanks to our friends at Cascade Harvest Coalition, here is a list of places who may still have heritage turkeys available for your Thanksgiving feast.  If you don’t have any luck, remember that you can still take the pledge to Eat Local for Thanksgiving – by signing up online www.eatlocalforthanksgiving.org, you become eligible to win a free turkey (ordered in July from Stokesberry Sustainable Farm in Olympia).  The drawing is on Friday, November 20.

Resources:

  • Dog Mountain Farm in Carnation – 425.333.0833 or 425.417.3947  They have a wait list so it might be good to call and get more info.
  • EverRanch, Auburn, 253.939.7984
  • Meadowwood, Enumclaw, 360.802.3845
  • Engustment Farms, 425.788.6369
  • Also, call the Meat Shop in Pierce County.  They butcher and sell local turkeys, 253.537.4490
  • Home Acres Farms Seattle (They grow in Whidbey and sell in Seattle), 206.940.4980
  • In Whatcom County:  Bernardo Frianeza at bafrianeza@comcast.net or 360.296.4425 He still had birds available as of Friday, but not many.
  • Tall Trees Exotics Farm:  Snohomish, 360-862-8903 (they haven’t updated their website since January 2009)