What is Slow Food?
Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members round the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.
Our chapter (convivium) carries out the Slow Food mission on a local level. We advocate sustainability and bio-diversity through educational events and public outreach that promote the appreciation and consumption of seasonal and local foods and the support of those who produce them.
We believe the food we eat should taste good; it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare, or human health; and its producers should receive fair compensation for their work. For more information about the Slow Food movement, visit the Slow Food USA website.
A big thank you to the vendors who contributed to our Farm to Fork Dinner on March 20, 2016 at Our Table:
Sound Fresh Clams and Oysters (Skookum Point Oysters by John Adams)
Hama Hama Oysters
3 Magnets Brewing
Brian the Wild Crafter
The chefs and baker at Our Table
Save these dates for Slow Food summer events:
May 15, June 19, July 3, 17, 31, Aug 14, 28 – Food Demo’s Olympia Farmers Market 10- 2 – Look for a link to a sign up form soon
July 9 – Saturday Farm Dinner at Pigman’s Produce, 4 pm to dusk. Mostly vegetarian – Registration information available here in mid-May
August 6 – Colvin Ranch Dinner, 4:30 pm
August 20 – Slow Food Pizza & Ice Cream Social – family event at Karen & George Bray’s Picnic House
More information will be posted as the events are finalized.
Our local chapter focuses on…
Providing support to local farmers, educating the community about the value and benefits of local food, and providing opportunities for members to learn about and enjoy local and heritage foods through social interactions. We promote and support local restaurants that serve local, organic, and heritage foods and support other local organizations with common values that strive to preserve farmland, educate the public about the importance of food diversity, reduce global warming; and establish backyard gardens. We support school gardens where young children learn to plant, care for, harvest, and enjoy the bounty of local, organic produce.