In 2016, we are increasing community service participation. We will have two upcoming volunteer activities through Slow Food Seattle in March and we’d love to volunteer along with you! Details and contact to sign up below.
1) Sunday, March 13, 2016, from 3PM-7PM: we will provide dinner at the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House in Seattle is a “home-away-from-home” for families with seriously ill children undergoing treatment at Seattle Children’s Hospital. It is located near the Laurelhurst neighborhood and not far from the U-Village shopping center.
We need up to 6 volunteers to help cook and serve dinner, starting at 3PM. SFUSA member Ron Askew has graciously offered to prepare lasagna and the rest of the Slow Food Seattle volunteers will be preparing sides and dessert. Our shift will wrap up and everything will be put away by 7 PM.
Please contact Board member Rachel at email@example.com as soon as possible if you are interested in volunteering for dinner.
2) Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 1PM-4 PM: we will complete a sort and pack shift at Food Lifeline in Shoreline. We need 12 volunteers for a team shift.
If you’d like to learn more about Food Lifeline and the community organizations it serves, check out: https://foodlifeline.org/about
Please contact Board member Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in working with us at Food Lifeline.
Both opportunities are open to members and non-members. Bring your friends!
A couple quick event notices!
One, we are excited to announce that Executive Director of Slow Food USA, Richard McCarthy, will be in Seattle on Feb 6th for a panel discussion. This event is free to the public, but space is limited and we are already almost full! Details here.
Additionally, we just sent out the March 6th tuna canning event details to current members. This is a members-only event, so registration is not publicly available. If you are a current member and don’t see the message in your inbox, please email email@example.com and we’ll check on this for you!
Happy Holidays, Slow Food Friends!
We hope your December is full of warmth, light, friends, family, food, and time enough to fully enjoy them all.
We have a lot to celebrate in this newsletter: we’ve got our date picked for tuna canning, special recognition from friends in the world of Slow Food, a look back at a great time volunteering this fall, upcoming food heritage events, and more.
Enjoy and all the best to you and yours!
Slow Food Seattle
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We had a great time at our recent Slow Food picnic, and are excited to see a trio of upcoming events from some of our Slow Food neighbors this weekend. Check them out!
Friday, August 21, 6pm: Slow Food Whidbey Island Cooking Competition and Potluck. “Come join us for a friendly potluck and cooking competition and win PRIZES! Or just come and learn new recipes using the fresh produce of summer. If you compete, you could win a prize for the best recipe in the categories shown below, plus be featured with your recipe on the Slow Food Whidbey Island Facebook page. This is the perfect opportunity to try a new vegetable dish using that kohlrabi you’ve always wondered about (I know I have). We are looking for good old-fashioned home cooking that make those fresh vegetables even more delicious! Don’t worry about signing up. Just meet us at the door and let us know if you want your dish to compete or just be part of the pot luck.” More details here.
Saturday, August 22, 4pm: Slow Food of Greater Olympia Farm Dinner at Colvin Ranch. “This is our fourth exciting year with the Colvins as our hosts for this yearly Slow Food of Greater Olympia fundraiser, and we can’t wait for yet another mouth-watering feast! While we mingle, our chefs will serve us Mediterranean beef skewers with vegetables and chimichurri sauce. Then, Fred and Katherine Colvin will lead us on a tour of their ranch. At the table, expect a mixture of seasonal vegetables like summer squash, tomatoes, and herbs combined with beans or homemade pasta. And, of course, Colvin Ranch beef!” More details and tickets here.
Sunday, August 23, 1-4pm: Slow Food Sunday at Bastyr: Turkish Cuisine. “We’ll have cook Pinar Ohzal with us to present Turkish cuisine. Pinar is a native of southeastern Turkey. Her region of the world is known for the Şiş kebap which is commonly refer to as “shish kebab” in America. We’ll sample two types of traditionally prepared skewered meats from her culture and include a Turkish rice dish, salads, flat bread, a light yogurt and mint drink, and a dessert sampler. We’ll also offer a vegetarian skewer option. Menu details and add’l info at http://www.slowfoodsunday.org.” [Ed note: Pinar is a friend of Slow Food Seattle and an excellent chef! This event is not to be missed!]
Slow Food Seattle Summer Picnic, Local Artisan Sausage Experience, and Annual Meeting
Sunday, July 19
12pm-3pm, with Slow Food Annual Meeting at 2pm
Buy tickets here.
Current Slow Food members: the password for the member price was sent out recently via email. On Brown Paper Tickets, please click “Enter a Password or Discount Code & enter password from the email in order to receive discount price. If you have not received or would like to check your membership status, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year, we had an excellent time at our summer picnic at Ravenna Park, complete with a honey tasting and amazing potluck (Slow Food people make the best potluckers).
This year, we’re returning to Ravenna Park for our 2015 summer picnic. Our special feature will be a selection of local artisan sausages to celebrate the Slow Meat initiative. Our grill will be manned by chef Varin Keokitvon and Slow Food Regional Governor Gerry Warren, both members of the Slow Food Seattle Board. After we feast, join us for our annual meeting and to learn more about Slow Food and Slow Meat.
Members and non-members are all welcome!
MAP OF PICNIC SITE
Ticket price (to help offset cost of reserved picnic area): $10pp members, $15 non-members, children under 12 free
- Come to enjoy a variety of local artisan sausage provided by Slow Food Seattle.
- Bring utensils/cups/plate/beverage for yourself and a potluck dish to share.
- 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 meeting to gain an understanding of what the new Slow Meat initiative offers in our future and other Slow Food topics.
- Special guest speaker: Fred Berman of the Northwest Agriculture Business Center, who was our delegate to the Slow Meat Conference in Denver this month.
Sausage image via Flickr