Before you head into the long weekend, we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss out on this very limited time offer to lock in your membership rate for an entire year -a fantastic value!
Come tour this award winning cidery and 33 acre organic farm on the Olympic Peninsula, outside of Pt Townsend in Chimacum, to learn more about their operation, with a service
opportunity in exchange to access to the organic blueberry patch. Woodfired pizza available for purchase and we’ll gather for a SFS potluck on the grounds.
You’re Invited! Breaking Bread: A Celebration of the Local Organic Grain Harvest
Join us on Sunday, October 7 at 3pm for Breaking Bread: A Celebration of the Local Organic Grain Harvest. Meet companies that are bringing Washington organic grains from the field, to the mill, and to your plate. The event will be held at Macrina Bakery, SODO location, 1943 First Ave S, Seattle, WA. We will tour Macrina and then hear from Brooke Lucy of Bluebird Grain Farms, Kevin Christenson of Fairhaven Organic Flour Mill, and Leslie Mackie of Macrina Bakery. Secure your space now through Brown Paper Tickets (event is free)! Space is limited to 40 participants. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/275570
About Bluebird Grain Farms
Bluebird Grain Farms in Winthrop, WA grows heirloom grains on restored farmland in Washington’s Methow Valley. Owners Brooke and Sam Lucy grow and mill 100% organic heirloom grains on a biodynamic farm featuring its own custom-built, old-world wooden granary. The Lucys deliver the highest quality product available by growing, harvesting, wood-curing and milling their own grains.
Bluebird’s signature crop is emmer farro—a nutritious and wonderfully tasty ancient wheat dating to the dawn of agriculture. Bluebird sells emmer farro whole, cracked, milled into flour, and put into blends.
About Fairhaven Organic Flour Mill
Fairhaven Organic Flour Mill (Burlington, WA) delivers superior whole grain flours by milling in small batches and by cultivating relationships with local farmers who provide Fairhaven with their best grains. Most of Fairhaven’s grains now come from Washington and Oregon farmers. Fairhaven’s flours are used by many of the best bakeries in the greater Seattle area. Fairhaven flours are an affordable and healthy way for consumers to support local organic grain agriculture.
Fairhaven mills fine and medium groundwhole wheat flour, whole wheat pastry flour, corn meal, barley flour, buckwheat flour and more.
About Macrina Bakery
Macrina Bakery is based on the model of the traditional old-world village bakery; the bread has unique characteristics because of the use of available regional ingredients. The rustic European breads and baked goods from Macrina use as many indigenous products as possible as well as organic grains and natural ingredients.
Leslie Mackie, founder of Macrina, finds inspiration in how bread connects us during meals and how her bakeries bring the community together.
We’ll see you October 7th!
You Are Invited: Gothberg Farms Tour and Potluck
Friends from Slow Food Seattle told Rhonda Gothberg they would like to come up to the Skagit Valley and visit her farm and cheesemaking facility. She agreed and said let’s make it a party, and invited the Slow Food Skagit River Salish Sea community, too, for a potluck!
Situated in pastoral Bow, her place is the perfect spot for a summer picnic. Bring a favorite locally sourced dish to share, as well as a beverage (beer and wine are okay), your own plate and flatware, and a lawn chair or two, if convenient. We will tour the facility, chat with each other about our beautiful area and our shared Slow Food values, then share a meal.
Join Slow Food Seattle in supporting the great advocacy work of Save Bristol Bay on Tuesday, July 24th at Local 360 with SFS board member and Top Chef alum, Chef Robin Leventhal to cook up awareness and support with their Eat It to Save It Bristol Bay Salmon Dinner. Joining the ranks of more than 50 restaurants nationwide, the event promises to shine a light on a proposed Pebble mine at Bristol Bay, Alaska that threatens to change the landscape of our ecosystem and the very survival of the northwest’s most beloved fish – the sockeye salmon.
The Eat It to Save It Bristol Bay Salmon Dinner will feature a 3-course menu for $35, with salmon-safe wine pairings for an additional $15, in the main dining room from 3pm to 10pm. There will also be a special opportunity to enjoy a 6-course menu prepared by Chef Leventhal in Local 360’s private dining room at 7pm. Offered at $85 per guest, this exquisite meal will feature wine pairings by Novelty Hill • Januik, a salmon-safe winery. A portion of all proceeds for the evening will go to Save Bristol Bay.
Reservations can be made at email@example.com or by calling 206.441.9360 – don’t delay as this event will sell out.
Chef Robin Leventhal’s Menu – 3 Courses for $35
Paired with Novelty Hill • Januik salmon-safe local wines for $15
- 1st Course: Smoked Salmon Rillette, Crostini
- 2nd Course: Salmon Tartar, Fennel, Capers, Creme Fraiche
- 3rd Course: Seared Salmon, Paprika Polenta, Spicy Orange Molasses BBQ
Private Dining Room Menu – 6 Courses for $85
Paired with Novelty Hill • Januik salmon-safe local wines
Prepared by Crave Chef, Robin Leventhal
- 1st Course: Beet cured Gravlax, Ozette Purple Potato Lattke, Pickled Shallot, Fennel Pollen, Crème Fraiche
- 2nd Course: Chilled Cucumber Avocado Shooter, Smoked Salmon Roe, Preserved Lemon Gremolata
- 3rd Course: Salmon Rillette, Pickled Egg Gribiche, Pumpernickel,
- 4th Course: Seared Salmon Belly, Sea Beans, Miso Ginger Emulsion, Black Sesame oil
- 5th Course: Coriander Seared Salmon Fillet, Roasted Corn Pudding, Poblano Verde
- 6th Course: Mascarpone Panna Cotta, Cardamom Blueberry compote, Candied Salmon Skin Crackling
Click below for more participating restaurants in Seattle and across the US.
Join us for the first of our seasonal potlucks on Saturday, June 30th!
We plan to hold potlucks for each of the coming seasons and this one marks the beginning of summer with all of it’s bountiful ingredients. Share your favorite BBQ/picnic dish with fellow Slow Food members and supporters in the beautiful Golden Gardens park, with a view of the Olympic Mountains.
Bring a dish and bring the family!
We’ll provide some refreshments, briquettes for the BBQ and condiments. Please bring your own plates, napkins, eating utensils and cups. Also additional beverages are welcomed. This is an alcohol-free picnic site and we leave the rest to your discretion. Families, kids, all welcome. Dogs are required to be on leash. We have the site from 3-10pm and will start clean up at 9pm as the sun sets.
$5/person (kids free) suggested donation to help offset event costs. We also have a pay what you can option, where you can pay less or if you’d like to or add in an extra donation too. RSVP by Friday, June 29th via Brown Paper Tickets.
Summer Potluck at Golden Gardens
DATE: Saturday, June 30, 2012
TIME: 3:00 – 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Golden Gardens Park – 8498 Seaview Pl. NW, Seattle, WA – directions here