There’s Still Time for Lunch! Attend an Eat In on Labor Day

In just three days, people in all 50 states will sit down to share a meal and bend the direction of history just a little bit. Together, we are publicly rejecting the notion that our schools can’t afford to feed kids anything but the bad food that makes them sick. And the way we’re making this statement is by bringing neighbors together in the spirit of good will and for the joy of sharing good food. That is the heart of our movement.

Attend an Eat-In on Labor Day! There are now 296 taking place in cities and towns across America. Let’s reach 300 and more!

This fall, the Child Nutrition Act, which is the bill that governs the National School Lunch Program, is up for reauthorization in Congress. By passing a Child Nutrition Act that works for children, our nation can support a future where children’s health and healthy food systems are prioritized.

It’s important that you sign this petition at:

If you missed the Orca School/Slow Food Seattle Eat In on September 3, plan to attend one of these on Labor Day!

Eat-In for North King/South Snohomish Potluck

When: 6:00 p.m.

Where: Marina Beach on Admiral Way South, Edmonds, WA

Contact: Mina Williams –


Bring a dish and beverage to share, your reusable plate, cutlery and cup plus any comfort items – chair, blanket – you wish to enjoy the seaside park.

  • Come to the panoramic Marina Beach on Admiral Way South for the northend/south county Eat-In.
  • Enjoy the bounteous potluck with your neighbors as the sun sets on Puget Sound and the Olympics.
  • Plenty of parking at the park, which is just north of the off leash dog park and just south of the dry dock area and the boat moorage at the Port of Edmonds.
  • Bus service available through Community Transit servicing the Edmonds Ferry Terminal and Edmonds Station (Amtrak and Sounder). The closest stop is on Dayton with a few blocks to walk.

Slow Food Snoqualmie Valley Potluck

When: 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Where: The Grange Cafe in Duvall, WA

Contact: Alida Sullivan –

$15 per person (SF members $10) KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE!

  • A delicious meal by local foodies & chefs with local produce/meat
  • Taste tests for kids ~ grilling demo ~ healthy lunch & snack ideas nutrition facts ~ updates on local farm-to-school programs
  • Slow Food Membership Drive to get benefits and discounts with a donation amount of your choice
  • Book-signing with Jill Richardson, author of Recipe for America ~  a vision of a sustainable food system

About Lucy

Lucy has an interdisciplinary food background— an oral historian and ethnographer, her academic pursuits focused on transcultural identity and food. She has professional experience in consumer research and product development and marketing. Her clients have called upon her experience to advise on new products and creative planning for categories and brands, expertise on integrating sustainability into the value chain, and how best to connect with media services to market and communicate about sustainable foods and brands. She is Director of Marketing and Project Manager for the Puget Sound Food Network (PSFN), a project of the Northwest Agriculture Business Center. PSFN is a values-based supply chain support system that combines technology and professional staff to increase the production, distribution, and consumption of food and other agricultural goods produced in the region. Lucy oversees all aspects of marketing and communications for NABC and its clients, but also leads the organization's efforts to build a sustainable and profitable regional food system through marketing, sales and logistical support. Lucy is busy building strategic partnerships with farmers, fishers, NGO's, private and government agencies, institutions and businesses to help local producers bring their products to market while increase access to regionally produced foods. Lucy is the author of Pickled: Preserving a World of Tastes and Traditions (2003), a collection of stories and recipes that emerged from a three-year oral history project with the New York Food Museum. Lucy and her work have been featured in a variety of media outlets, including The New York Times, Food Network, NPR's Morning Edition, The Splendid Table, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Saveur, Domino and more. Lucy served as co-leader of the Slow Food Seattle chapter for over two years, and was co-chair of Slow Food Portland Steering Committee for two years. She proudly serves on the Seattle Culinary Academy’s Technical Advisory Committee. She is a longstanding member of the Association of the Study of Food and Society and the Southern Foodways Alliance. Education: MA Food Studies, New York University BA Anthropology & Performance Studies, New York University

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