Find current and future Slow Food events below and an archive of past events here.  Non Slow Food events and announcements are on the Announcements page, and reference information can be found on the Links page.  

Event fees cover the cost of the event and provide support for our programs, such as Farmers Market cooking demonstrations. In 2010, we sponsored delegates to the international Slow Food event, Terra Madre in Torino, Italy.

All Summer: Ark of Taste Garden Work

Wednesdays mid-morning:  Weed, water, and taste at the garden at The Commons at Fertile Ground – Downtown Olympia just south of the Library.   In our small garden we grow and provide information on plants that taste great but may disappear in the next few decades if not more widely known and, most importantly, eaten.  The Ark of Taste is a listing of such food products.  We gather from 10:30 to 11:30 am each Wednesday (except the last Wed of July) to tend the garden, talk with visitors and share tastes of produce.   Just come to the garden on Wednesday mornings with gloves, plastic bags for any produce, sun protection, and your water bottle.

August 30, 2014: Tomato & Garlic Day

When:   Saturday, August 30;  3:00-5:00 pm
Where:  Eastside Urban Farm and Garden, 2326 East 4th Ave, Olympia, WA
What:    Tomato & Garlic Day

 Slow Food Greater Olympia will feature heritage tomatoes at the <> Eastside Urban Farm and Garden Tomato And Garlic Day, Saturday, August 30th.   We’ll have a number of heritage tomatoes to taste between 3 and 5 pm.  At 4 pm, Slow Food member, JoAnn Mahaffey, will explain the Ark of Taste, a listing promoting heritage foods so we keep them in production and on our plates.  <>

The store is featuring tomato tasting from noon to 6 pm with the Slow Food tasting of green grape, green zebra, Japanese Black Trifele and many others. We are considering whether to nominate the first three for listing on the Ark of Taste.  One of the criteria is the taste – so come share your thoughts on the taste. The store will have culinary garlic for sale at the store as September is the garlic planting month.

Through September 21, 2014: Olympia Farmers Market Food Education/Demo

When:   Every other Sunday, starting June 15, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and continuing through September 21.
Where:  Olympia Farmers Market
What:  Starting Sunday June 15 and continuing every other Sunday, a team of Slow Food members and friends will share their passion for the great produce at the Olympia Farmers Market.

We Need You!  You can help answer Produce Questions at the Olympia Farmers Market – Sundays to Sept 21, 11 to 2 pm.     Slow Food Leaders Treacy Kreger or Christine Ciancetta will take the lead by selecting the produce to feature and preparing items to taste.  Your volunteer role is to answer questions about that fresh local produce, share recipes from the Slow Food veggie recipe box, and keep the tasting cups filled.   A food handler permit is not required of volunteers.

Sign up for the Sunday of your choice at