Make Ikura/Caviar with Riley Starks

Join us for an exciting, unique opportunity to make ikura, Japanese salmon caviar, with local fisherman, Riley Starks. Riley will show us how to harvest, cure and smoke roe from his last run of freshly caught Lummi Island Chum salmon.

RILEY STARKS
Riley is a champion of the farm-to-table movement, and has incorporated sustainable fishing and organic farming into his work for decades. He has been a sustainable reefnet fisherman for 45 years, started Nettles Farm and Willows Inn Restaurant, helped create Lummi Island Wild Co-op, operates a small B&B on Nettles Farm, and partnered in Poulet Bleu, a venture that brought the famous Blue Foot chicken to the USA.

ACTIVITY
We will prepare the roe by separating the eggs from the skein with the use of a tennis racket. After a quick brine, we will transport the roe to the smoker where it will remain for roughly 60-90 minutes.

While the ikura is smoking, we will break for a communal potluck lunch. Please bring a dish to share with the group and your own beverage. We will supply compostable plates and utensils. Unfortunately there isn’t refrigeration or heating appliances at this event, so bring a dish that can sit at room temperature for several hours or in a cooler.

When the smoking process is complete, we will package the ikura into 8-oz. jars. We will finish our event with a  tasting of the ikura paired with an appropriate wine.

DETAILS
• Sunday, October 14, 2018 / 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
• Nettles Farm . 4300 Matia View Drive . Lummi Island, WA 98262
• Interested in carpooling? Contact us at: info@slowfoodseattle.org
• Ferry Information: www.lummi-island.com/ferry

GET TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-ikuracaviar-with-riley-starks-tickets-50567686311

REMEMBER TO BRING
• Since ikura is a fresh product, please bring a cooler to transport it home.
• Bring a potluck dish to share, plus your own water and beverage.
• The class will be held in an outdoor structure, so please dress accordingly (layers).

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Slow Food NW Regional Conference 2018

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Event: Slow Food NW Regional Conference 2018

THEME: PROMOTING SOLIDARITY THROUGH FOOD.
Join us for our first Slow Food Northwest Regional Conference on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 at historic Carnation Farms! This is the perfect venue to connect with other Slow Food members from Chapters throughout Washington State. We have a terrific lineup of speakers to address timely issues and share innovative solutions from both local and national perspectives. We will delve into dynamic, roundtable discussions; learn about new concepts and upcoming opportunities for your Chapter; and enjoy local food and the stunning views of Carnation Farms.

CONFERENCE INFORMATION
• LOCATION: Carnation Farms – 28901 NE Carnation Farm Rd . Carnation, WA 98014
• COST: $120/per person – For 2-day conference, food, wine and beer.
• TICKETS at Eventbrite
• DETAILS/AGENDA: www.slowconference2018.org
• ACCOMODATIONS: email Linda at lindac@carnationfarms.org or call 425.844.3279 (see guest room prices and information below.)
• CONTACT: info@slowfoodseattle.org
• REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 2nd

David Bauermeister

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DAVID BAUERMEISTER
We are thrilled to present David Bauermeister to give our keynote address. As Executive Director of the Northwest Agriculture Business Center, David assists farmers in converting commodity production into value-added products and assisting in the process of Bringing the Farm to Market. He will be giving a presentation on Saturday evening and leading the discussion on Sunday about ways to unite rural and urban communities through food.

 

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CONFERENCE CALL: RICHARD McCARTHY
Richard McCarthy, Executive Director of Slow Food USA, will be joining us via conference call, and we couldn’t be more excited. He has served as founding President for the Farmers Market Coalition, Executive Director of Market Umbrella, and played a key role in restarting the local agricultural economy after Hurricane Katrina. In 2004 Richard earned the title of “Public Health Champion” by Tulane University School of Public Health, and in 2012 was hailed as “Hero of the New South” by Southern Living Magazine. He will give us the national perspective on the current and future state of Slow Food.

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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS AND REPORTS: GERRY WARREN
Gerry Warren, who founded the Slow Food Seattle Chapter in 1997, now serves as the Slow Food Regional Governor of Washington and Alaska. In 2017 he was presented with the prestigious Slow Food SnailBlazer Award for his work in Biodiversity and for submitting the Makah Ozette Potato into the Ark of Taste. Gerry will report on the Ark of Taste/Presidia, lead the group discussions, and introduce new concepts and upcoming opportunities for your Chapter.

Andrew Pogue


SLOW BEER TASTING: FAIR ISLE BREWERY / ANDREW POGUE

Fair Isle Brewery produces farmhouse and wild beers such as tart saisons and American wilds ales. Before the Industrial Revolution, beer was naturally fermented with wild yeasts and bacteria, which create flavors unique to its time and place. Fair Isle follows that tradition. We are psyched that Andrew Pogue, co-founder of Fair Isle Brewery, will host a delicious, informative Slow beer tasting.

INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY FROM CARNATION FARMS: JEFF GOTTLIEB, ROSY SMIT AND LINDA CLOES
Exciting things are happening at Carnation Farms! The farm recently opened its doors for special events and classes to an eagerly awaiting public. A few of the incredible, upcoming programs include: apprenticeships for future farmers; a work program for high school students; and a Farm Store with a Cafe, which will sell produce, meat and eggs from their farm as well as neighboring farms. Jeff, Rosy and Linda will give a brief history of the 818-acre property and guide us through their sustainable practices, innovative programs, and vision for the future of farming.

EATS AND DRINKS
All food, wine and beer are included in the ticket price and will feature local fare, including organic, pasture-raised eggs and organic produce grown right here on Carnation Farms!

ACCOMMODATIONS AT CARNATION FARMS
Room with one Queen Bed and Private Bathroom, sleeps up to 2 people – $83/night. **Reserve Early — there are only 12 rooms of this type available and they will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis.
Room with two sets of Extra-Long Twin Bunkbeds and a Private Bathroom, sleeps up to 4 people – $83/night. **Reserve early — there are 20 rooms of this type available and they will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis.
• To inquire and reserve guest rooms, please email Linda Cloes at lindac@carnationfarms.org or call 425.844.3279. Additional photos can be seen at carnationfarms.org.
• There is plenty of parking available near meeting room, dining hall, and guest houses. The property is wheelchair accessible.

CONFERENCE INFORMATION
• LOCATION: Carnation Farms – 28901 NE Carnation Farm Rd . Carnation, WA 98014
• COST: $120/per person – For 2-day conference, food, wine and beer.
• TICKETS at Eventbrite
• DETAILS/AGENDA: www.slowconference2018.org
• ACCOMODATIONS: email Linda at lindac@carnationfarms.org or call 425.844.3279
• CONTACT: info@slowfoodseattle.org
• REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 2nd

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Calling all Slow Food Friends! Slow Food Washington Meeting

On Friday, August 18, noon to 8pm and Saturday, August 19th, 9am-3pm, Slow Food chapter leaders and friends of Slow Food will meet at 21 Acres in Woodinville to share accomplishments and future intentions and learn about existing and future opportunities for Slow Food. There will be roundtables, presentations, Q & A and typical Slow Food conviviality (including delicious food!). All are welcome!

For more information, please see the ticketing page on Brown Paper Tickets here.

Slow Food Seattle Finnriver Cider Fall Tour & Tasting

2016_finnriver_ciders_applesJoin Slow Food Seattle on a delicious fall field trip to Finnriver Cider in Chimacum on the Olympic Peninsula.

Sunday, September 24
Slow Food tour, lunch & tasting: 12pm-3pm

Slow Food Seattle first visited Finnriver Cider in 2013, and we’re delighted to return to their new orchard and tasting pavillion.

Here’s a hint of what we love about Finnriver:

Finnriver farms and ferments on 80 acres of organic farm and orchard in Chimacum, along a restored salmon stream on the north Olympic Peninsula of Washington.  While our farm is remote, we’re honored to be on the forefront of the Pacific Northwest hard cider revival and we are committed to producing both traditional and innovative hard ciders using premium, organic ingredients while maintaining an authentically farmcrafted and land-based operation.  We source organic apples from across Washington state and grow our own organic orchard of over 5,500 trees, with 20 varieties of heirloom and traditional cider apple varieties.  We aspire to serve the land with cider,  by caring for our soils, watershed and community while crafting award-winning premium ciders.

For our Slow Food visit, we’ll take a private tour and learn about the history of Finnriver and its connection to the larger food and farming community.

2016_finnriver_pizzaAfter our tour, our Slow Food group will lunch together in the tasting pavilion. You can pre-order a seasonal wood-fired pizza from Dented Buoy (please see notes below in the pricing section regarding options), and owner John Shelley will speak with our group about his ingredient sourcing for this very locally-grown pizza. While we will only be doing pre-orders for the pizza, Hama Hama Oysters and Quimper Crepe Cart will also be onsite and you can buy and enjoy from them directly.

After lunch, we’ll have a guided tasting of six Finnriver ciders. You can also order other ciders on tap, and buy from their bottle shop.

2016_finnriver_musicAfter our event, you are welcome to stay and enjoy live music (playing from 2-5pm) in the pavilion, play lawn games, or stroll back into the orchard.

Pricing
Tour (required) $7.00 (Current Slow Food Members)/$10 (Non-Members)
Tasting (optional) $15.00
Pizza (optional) $15.50
If purchasing a pizza with your ticket, please select your pizza type (vegetarian and gluten-free options available) in the final questionnaire when checking out. Please note – to order a pizza and answer the questionnaire, you must be on the Brown Paper Tickets standard site, not mobile.

BUY TICKETS HERE

If you’d like to make a day or weekend of your trip out to the Peninsula, we have a list of recommendations to fully enjoy all there is to offer on the other side of the water!

Current Slow Food members: the password for the member price was sent out recently via email. In the ticketing section above, please click “Enter a Password or Discount Code” and enter the password from the email in order to receive the discount price. If you have not received or would like to check your membership status, please email membership@slowfoodseattle.org.

Slow Food Seattle Summer Picnic, Alaskan Black Cod Feast, and Annual Meeting

**Ticket sales will end on 7/19 so we have our final count for our cod feast. Sign up soon!**

 

Slow Food Seattle Summer Picnic, Alaskan Black Cod Feast, and Annual Meeting

Sunday, July 23
12pm-3pm, with Slow Food Annual Meeting at 2pm

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Current Slow Food members: the password for the member price was sent out recently via email. In the ticketing section above, please click “Enter a Password or Discount Code” and enter the password from the email in order to receive the discount price. If you have not received or would like to check your membership status, please email membership@slowfoodseattle.org.
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For the past three years, Slow Food Seattle has come together for an excellent time at our summer picnic at Ravenna Park. We had a honey tasting in 2014, an artisanal sausage selection in 2015, a salmon celebration in 2016, and of course, amazing potlucks each year (Slow Food people continue to set a high bar for potlucks).

We’re returning to Ravenna Park for our 2017 summer picnic.

Our grill will be manned by chef Varin Keokitvon and Slow Food Regional Governor Gerry Warren, both members of the Slow Food Seattle Board. We’ll be providing an Alaskan Black Cod entree to enjoy with the sides and desserts in our potluck.

After we feast, join us for our annual meeting.

Members and non-members are all welcome!

MAP OF PICNIC SITE

Ticket price (to help offset cost of reserved picnic area and the cod): $12 members, $17 non-members, children under 12 free

Buy tickets here

– We will provide a delicious Alaskan Black Cod entree.
– Bring utensils/cups/plate/beverage for yourself and a potluck dish.
– We have reserved the picnic areas and shelter area; please bring along camp chairs/sit-upons for yourself and any guests.
– Meet many great people who care about good food as much as you do.
– Stay for our Slow Food meeting – topics to be announced!

Tuna Ticketing Live!

Slow Food Members –

If you are a current Slow Food member (paid dues through Slow Food USA), you should have just received an email from us with the tuna ticketing info. If you have not, or if you would like to check your current membership status, please email us at membership@slowfoodseattle.org. Thanks!